Category Archives: Ruminations

Reflections and contemplations on issues of all sorts

C’mon Guys, This is Boston!

I went to college in Boston, arguably one of the most resilient cities in the USA. I still go back whenever I can. I love taking the T or just walking the Freedom Trail. I lived in the Back Bay area, … Continue reading

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The Slow Evolution of a New Home

When my beloved and I purchased our “fixer-upper” retirement home last year, we weren’t thinking The Money Pit – we were seeing possibilities. We had a home inspector and a contractor go through the house with us to help us make a realistic … Continue reading

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Temptation and Sacrifice

For years, our friends bought calendars, boy scout light bulbs and popcorn, school music program candy bars, and any number of other tempting and whimsical things from our children and grandchildren when they were fundraising. Girl Scout cookies are my … Continue reading

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Ancient, Abandoned, and Repurposed

I’m not always a fan of the way we design new words in English. It’s sometimes a little grating, for example, when we make nouns into verbs. But one of those expressions has caught my eye quite a bit in … Continue reading

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Courtesy 101 – Trying to Recapture a Social Grace

Normally I stay away from touchy subjects on this blog. But a confluence of events has brought an issue that bothers me to the front of my mind. This has annoyed me for some time, and now I feel compelled … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light

We’ve recently passed the Winter Solstice, and here in the Northern Hemisphere that means our days (or, rather, hours of daylight) are finally getting longer. After months of shrinking daylight, the sun will be with us a little longer each … Continue reading

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