I stayed up as long as I could this morning, but in the end I made myself go to sleep
I like my women like I like my pantsuits. Smart and serious. #wendywellesley
[NOTE: My kids and I started a summer writing challenge: using a word or general theme to create some piece
Back when we were dating, my husband and I first went to the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles show. We spent
Philadelphia Zoo, July 2015.
This is the second summer in our house and living near water has meant spring and summers with a yard full of nesting Eastern Paint turtles. We’ve yet to ever see anything hatch and I’m not sure if that’s because they are so small, move in the night, or are completely devoured by predators while still in the egg. With the number of empty eggs and holes on the back lawn, the latter is probably the most probable, but I’m sure at least a few make it.
I found this tiny toad–about the size of a nickel–resting in the folds of a camp chair, outside. It was relocated using a coffee mug and piece of paper.
We’ve been in our house for six months now. Watching the fog rise off the reservoir and cranberry bog is never a bad way to start the day.
After two plus months of summertime fun, I got back to work. Here’s my latest feature (also found here). (Photo
My newest feature article from the Carlisle Mosquito. The link is here, with full text below. Giving city kids a
My latest feature on a local entrepreneur can be found here. Full text below. Small business with big plans by
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jeff Bauman about his book, Stronger. My feature article can be found here.
My newest feature article. We’ve already started making the switch to LEDs in our house thanks to this: http://carlislemosquito.org/index.php/news/28683 Counting to zero, one kilowatt at a time by Karina Coombs Residential electric rates have doubled since 1990, with the biggest increases in just the past ten years. In November, citing the rising cost of natural gas (used in the power plants that produce the electricity), National Grid increased its rates by 37%. NStar followed suit earlier this month and raised its rates by 29%. While many are bracing for larger bills, Energy Task Force member Claude von Roesgen is having a decidedly different experience, thanks to his home’s photovoltaic system. Instead of paying for the electricity he uses, von Roesgen is being paid for the electricity he generates through 36 roof-top solar panels. But after decades of energy conservation awareness, the absence of an electric bill is not his end game. Instead, von Roesgen is focused on getting the building to
A great thing about living next to Concord (Massachusetts) is nonchalantly getting to take out-of-town visitors – with literary inclinations
A December 26 photograph from the wharfs in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Merry belated Christmas.
After two plus years of renting in Massachusetts, we are soon to be homeowners of a 1930s New England farmhouse
This past weekend was the cranberry harvest at the Carlisle bog. A strange little berry, but it does make for
For someone who thinks she is fairly aware of trends – and is clearly wrong about this fact – I
I can’t take credit for the title – that was an editorial decision – but the rest of the piece
Just a word that this blog may be moving from WordPress at some point in the very near future. I’ve been encountering some weird issues with it for over a month now where some days I can access it and some days it’s broken. And even though I may not post as regularly as I should, the thought of it not working (or, horror of horrors, the content disappearing!) as designed makes me crazy. I’ve finally managed to post, now let’s see if I can export the content! Anyone else having problems?
Valley of Dolls from Fritz Schumann on Vimeo. ~ A resident of a small Japanese village replaces residents who have moved or died with handmade dolls. How weird it would be to just stumble upon this without any context, arts and crafts zombies. Related articles Woman makes dolls to replace people in her village
She knew it was an unfair question the moment she opened her mouth. But it snuck out, accidentally or on