12

12

When I first started this blog and was trying to figure out what I'd fill it with (still working on that), I briefly thought of making it parenting-related since that's been the major focus of my life for the past 12 years. But then I started thinking that the stories of my kids weren't really [...]

Printed, matted, and framed

Printed, matted, and framed

I hadn't stopped to think how big 12"x18" would really be when I placed a printing order last week for two of my photographs. Now that they are matted and framed, however, I'm pleasantly surprised to see that they've taken up the entire gallery wall outside of my studio. There are probably upwards of 45,000 digital images on my computer. [...]

All politics is local

All politics is local

When I moved back to Massachusetts nearly five years ago, I discovered volunteerism. I was 42 and had somehow made it that far in life without anyone ever asking me to be directly involved in a cause or an organization. I don't know what that says about me, but I think that sometimes it's best not to ruminate [...]

A night in Salem

A night in Salem

Other than a handful of news and feature articles and the occasional freelance job, my writing production has flatlined. There are a few things rattling around the inside of my head--an essay here, a short story there--but nothing that makes me want to carve out some time to write for hours. The inspiration just hasn't [...]

Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show, 2016

Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show, 2016

Back when we were dating, my husband and I first went to the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles show. We spent hours strolling up and down the street and in and out of the tents looking for things that "spoke" to us. We acquired an enormous porcelain industrial glove mold, an old glass hospital paper cup [...]