This past weekend I wrote my brother’s obituary. An obituary that he never would have wanted, but that we needed.
This is my dog. This is my bed. And this is why I cannot get up in the morning.
When I first started this blog and was trying to figure out what I’d fill it with (still working on
I hadn’t stopped to think how big 12″x18″ would really be when I placed a printing order last week for two
When I moved back to Massachusetts nearly five years ago, I discovered volunteerism. I was 42 and had somehow made
Last week I signed the lease on a 285 square foot art studio on the third floor of a refurbished mill
I have a complicated relationship with nature, particularly as it relates to my home and, in particular, because I’m a homebody.
Sometimes when you live near history, you take it for granted. I was reminded of that during February vacation when I
Other than a handful of news and feature articles and the occasional freelance job, my writing production has flatlined. There
by Karina Coombs “I dedicated my waist to the first cookbook. I dedicated my hips to the second cookbook and
I stayed up as long as I could this morning, but in the end I made myself go to sleep
[NOTE: My kids and I started a summer writing challenge: using a word or general theme to create some piece
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
For someone who thinks she is fairly aware of trends – and is clearly wrong about this fact – I