BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN…MAY 2016

I love to stroll the Public Garden in the Spring; it’s lovely, and it makes me think of the coming summer beach days…which are just about gone now! Ugh! Boston Public Garden is in the heart of the city, adjacent to Boston Common, with the Beacon Hill neighborhood to the north, and Back Bay to […]

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SELLING AT THE CRACK OF DAWN

Selling at Todd Farm

If you know me, or if you’ve read my About page, you know I recently had an antiques business. It’s something I’ve done off and on for years, starting back before I moved to Boston.  In fact, when I moved I thought I wouldn’t travel that path again…but I was curious about a new market.  […]

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SMALL TOWN IN THE BIG CITY

Like many cities, Boston is broken into official neighborhoods, and each has its own feel, and its own little downtown area.  As you might guess, the older ‘hoods are closer to the water, and many of them comprise the overall city center, “Boston Proper.”  I live in Roslindale, southwest of the downtown core.  “Rosi” was […]

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THE REASON IT HAD TO HAPPEN

Maybe “reason” isn’t the right word.  By “it,” I’m referring to The Break-up from a previous post.  The reason doesn’t actually have anything to do with him, or why he couldn’t continue the relationship. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking in the months since then, about my life and about my future, what I […]

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SONGS OF GRIEF

They say time heals all wounds, but I disagree.  I believe we learn to live with loss, but we never stop missing those we love. We go about our lives until something triggers that deep yearning, that place in your heart where your loved one resides.  For me, it’s almost always a song.  Music burns […]

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DETROIT…SHE’S A COMIN’ BACK!

My recent visit to the Motor City was a lot of things for me, emotional in different ways.  I confronted difficult family situations, primarily the decline of my grandmother (who will turn 96 in September).  But it certainly wasn’t all sad.  I had some good visits with her.  I spent a wonderful day with my […]

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BREAKING UP: A USER GUIDE

There’s a meme out there somewhere, something like: Dating in your 40s… Are we doing this? Because I’ve got shit to do. I find at my age, the worst thing you can do is waste my time and waste my energy. Because yes… I’ve got shit to do! I believe a relationship should be mutually […]

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WHY I WRITE

I have two blogs, the one you are reading now, and one called “My History Fix…the Fun Side of History.”  I started with My History Fix over two years ago, in March 2014.  It’s about material culture, the stuff of life, the way people lived.  I spend a lot of time researching and writing for […]

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A RAINY DAY IN BOSTON

Last weekend I decided to stay in on sunny Saturday, and venture out on rainy Sunday!  No matter, I love Boston so much I even enjoy it in the rain.  Beauty is everywhere, regardless of the weather…and that goes for any place in my opinion!  My friend and I walked the Beacon Hill and Back […]

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7 REASONS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT CATS

Cats…the more, the better! …within reason, of course.  I don’t know what I would do without my furry friends, especially during stressful times. When I moved to Boston I brought Merlin and Rosemary Clooney with me. Merlin was 15 years-old, I had him for about eleven years, and he was devoted to me.

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