Blog Posts - Massachusetts



Ways to stay (slightly) sane in post-election daze

Holding signs of solidarity at the Islamic Center of Western MassachusettsThere is so much to get upset about during this post-election season. Did you ever say a word over and over again until it doesn't make sense? Like the word irked? Some of it i...

The Frost Buck

My mother-in-law firmly believes that all big bucks deserve a name that preserves their memory for generations. She has the Christmas buck, an enormous 6 pointer that weighed in at over 200 lbs dressed. As you can probably guess, it was shot on Chris...

Boston, Massachusetts students protest Donald Trump’s 'harmful policies'

Hundreds of students from Boston high schools and local colleges walked out of class to rally against President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, December 5, 2016.Nearly 300 US students in Boston, Massachusetts, have walked out of classes and marched to...

ENDING HUNGER - Daniel's Table

"Meet the couple on a mission to end hunger in their town" PBS NewsHour 8/22/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The idea started at David and Alicia Blais' dinner table: what if they could end hunger in their town?  Their traveling trailer delivers meals...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 29, 2016

The Lollipop Cemetery

Such an undignified name for such a solemn place: the Shaker cemetery in Harvard, Massachusetts, one remnant of the industrious community of Shaker non-genealogical families that resided in this beautiful Massachusetts town from 1769 until the First...
by streets of salem on Aug 26, 2016

Gray Magic

Fashion. Okay, I’ll wait here while you check your URL to make sure you’re on the right webpage. Back? Okay. Fashion is something about which I care so little that it surprises even me that I’m addressing it. I can … Continue reading U...

PATRICK BOUVIER KENNEDY LAID TO REST

JFK+50:  Volume 6, No. 2035BABY PATRICK KENNEDY WOULD HAVE HIGH SURVIVAL CHANCE TODAYBrookline, Massachsetts (JFK+50) The infant son of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, was laid to rest here at Holyhood...
by JFK+50 on Aug 10, 2016

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MARY JANE - Joins Research

"Medical marijuana research comes out of the shadows" PBS NewsHour 7/13/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School.  The subject of April's confab?  Medical cannabis.&nbs...
by Mage Soapbox on Jul 18, 2016

Yellow Houses of Nahant

When I met my husband he was living in Nahant, a “land-tied island” (two actually) to the south, between Salem and Boston. It’s one of the smallest towns (if not the smallest) in Massachusetts, a single square mile in size with less...
by streets of salem on Jul 18, 2016

JUSTICE IN AMERICA - Juvenile Offenders

"Should a juvenile sex offender be locked up indefinitely?" PBS NewsHour 6/28/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Even when they serve their time, sex crime offenders in some states are being held years beyond their release date.  The civil commitment law...
by Mage Soapbox on Jul 4, 2016

THE KENNEDYS' MARLIN

JFK+50:  Volume 6, No. 1999KENNEDYS ANCHORED ON LEWIS BAY 55 YEARS AGO TODAYHyannis, Massachusetts (JFK+50) President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, along with family and friends, took a cruise on the Marlin* fifty-five years ago ...
by JFK+50 on Jul 3, 2016

A Day of Wine and Spirit Tasting in Cape Cod with Truro Vineyards and South Hollow Spirits

When summer arrives, Cape Cod comes alive. With beautiful beaches, seafood shacks, and more, this New England coastal getaway draws massive amount of tourists each year. If you're planning a visit to the Cape this year, consider a visit to Truro...
by Gourmet Pigs on Jul 1, 2016

Getting ‘Bent to Lick Cancer

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Fooled by Ambiguity and the Unexpected in Amherst, Massachusetts

Compared with their brethren in more criminally poignant zip codes, the Amherst, Massachusetts police still have their challenges. Like periodically solving dubious problems for high-maintenance residents. Judging by the four local newspaper* clippin...
by Wig & Pen on Jun 22, 2016

Fooled by Randomness and Ambiguity in Amherst, Massachusetts

Compared with their brethren in more criminally poignant zip codes, the Amherst, Massachusetts police still have their challenges. Like periodically solving dubious  problems for “entitled,” politically correct residents. If the four local n...
by Wig & Pen on Jun 22, 2016

Further #Education for #Writers ( and, anyone else… :-)

I’ve done three past posts about free education…  And, even though I’d hesitate to recommend a writer take a “creative writing course“, many writers have need of specific knowledge for many of their stories—like,...
by Notes from An Alien on Jun 20, 2016

Spring Fly Fishing in Western Massachusetts

As we prep for the baby to arrive, fishing time has gotten slimmer and slimmer. Thankfully, we have a river in the backyard. Like every late spring, I can look out over the Deerfield and see bugs doing their magical dance above the water. As a fly...

What She Left Behind

It’s an intriguing challenge to characterize people by what they left behind, and potentially a foolhardy one.Yet sometimes (actually often) I can’t help myself. While cleaning out my study just yesterday I came across one of my favorite...
by streets of salem on Jun 12, 2016

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Gives Commencement Lecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Photos)

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit site or click title above]]...


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