Some Long Hill Magic

A few days ago, we arrived at Long Hill in Beverly, MA, approximately 20 minutes before the property was closing for a wedding. Blast! Long Hill is a public garden run by the Trustees of Reservations. It was owned by an author and editor of the Atlantic Monthly, Ellery Sedgwick, and his two wives, Mabel... Continue Reading →

Berkshires Getaway

Traveling is in my blood, so it's been a strange experience to be grounded for more than a year. Well, I haven't been totally grounded. I saw my family in September, and Allen and I have done a few local one-night stays. Last month, we headed a couple of hours west to spend the night... Continue Reading →

A New Year?

We're 11 days in to the new year, but it doesn't feel like a new year. It feels like a continuation of 2020: B-A-D bad. I might want to go back to 2020, actually. Well, before January 6, I kicked off the new birthday list with a trip to Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto, Japan.... Continue Reading →

Ponyhenge

2020 is almost over. This year has been hell on Earth. I'm tired, sad, angry, grieving...as I'm sure many of you are. As I look back, I'm trying to hold onto the fleeting moments of joy I stumbled upon amid the wreckage of pandemic life. Ponyhenge cannot help but be a joyful place. Along a... Continue Reading →

A Castle on the Ocean

Allen and I spent a night in one of my favorite places, Rockport, MA, in the fall. We had our share of anxiety about traveling during the pandemic, but we were careful and spent most of our time outside. There were torrential rains on the day that we left, yet we still wanted to see... Continue Reading →

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