Category Archives: A Desk with a View

Rudy and a Tail of Two Towns

Part 1: Williamstown, Massachusetts “It was the best of times, it was the wurst…” Rudy looked thoughtful. “Yes, that’s right. It was pretty good all around.” Not one to toss superlatives lightly, Rudy took a moment to fondly remember our … Continue reading

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Rudy Has a Bone to Pick

On a recent aimless weekend where the highlight was a 30-degree temperature differential, with the kind of resulting fog that would have tickled the dickens out of Dickens, Rudy went looking to bury a bone. The rawhide bone in question … Continue reading

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Rudy Shows a Deeper Side

Lest anyone begin to think that Rudy’s four little legs are too firmly rooted in the material (thinking back on those New Year’s Resolutions), he is quick to point out that he spends a fair amount of time looking up. … Continue reading

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Rudy’s Resolutions for 2014

By and large, Rudy would rather skirt the issue of New Year’s resolutions. “Resolutions were made to be broken,” he has asserted more than once, while lifting his leg over forbidden turf. That said, here are a few thoughts he’s … Continue reading

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Rudy at The Scene of the Crime

“It’s purely circumstantial,” Rudy informed me. “I’ve been watching The Good Wife, and I know what it takes to convict.” His brown eyes widened and for a split second I entertained the notion of innocence. Then I took another look … Continue reading

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Rudy on Norman Rockwell’s Christmas in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

It’s best to just jump right in. Everything has changed, which became abundantly clear as we prepared to head off to the 24th Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas festivities, December 6-8. Subtitled “A Norman Rockwell Holiday,” the weekend-long event culminates … Continue reading

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Blooming Inspiration at the Boston Flower Show

Just when we’re desperate enough, a concentrated dose of spring comes breezing our way at the annual Boston Flower & Garden Show, down by the city’s seaport. Yesterday’s heady blast of blossoms, color, and horticultural imagination is timed to remind … Continue reading

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