Category Archives: Travel

Rudy On Winter 2015

“No more,” said Rudy, as he set the pace. The pace in question could only be described as floundering, and once or twice he seemed lost, searching for a familiar landmark. Not so very long ago, just a few weeks, … Continue reading

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Rudy Breaks His Silence

We all need time to think and reflect. Certainly, growth happens in the spaces between the events of our lives. And there has indeed been growth over the past almost-year since we last communed. Much exploration. New discoveries. Possibly some unabashed … Continue reading

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Rudy and a Tail of Two Towns (cont.)

Part 2: Bennington, Vermont Rudy came aboard in late fall, so we haven’t had a chance to go swimming together yet. Nor are we even really sure what his feelings are toward water (or at least the idea of being … Continue reading

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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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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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The Enfant Terrible of Retail

It’s been longer than intended, but let’s jump right in. In the interest of drama, here’s my own personal best (worst) recent encounter with a cranky storeowner, and if you’ve got a similar story of your own, I’d love to … Continue reading

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Pearls at Newburyport

Hard to believe that Newburyport was a hardscrabble port town with a seedy waterfront scant decades ago. The polished little brick burg gleams like a pearl in an oyster shell, begging to be plucked. Much ado can be made of the … Continue reading

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