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The boys howl, and I crack the whip

As the toxic smell of spray paint drifts up from the basement and splotches of red paint dry on my hardwood floor, I ask myself, how is it possible that men still rule the world? For the past seven years, … Continue reading

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Drinking coffee and looking for aliens in Roswell, New Mexico

In Roswell, in need of coffee and a bathroom, we stopped at McDonald’s.  I ordered a cup of Newman’s Own and opened out my wallet. “Fifty-three cents please,” the cashier said. Fifty-three cents?  Where in the United States does anyone … Continue reading

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Art amidst the mills of North Adams

A decaying mill town on a gray November weekend in an isolated corner of Massachusetts might seem an unlikely destination, but North Adams had been on my radar for a while. The  Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art (Mass MoCA) offered intriguing, … Continue reading

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The wind howls, and we stir the pot

As I write at the kitchen table, a pulled pork lunch for 17 simmers in the crockpot and the wind shrieks above the stove vents.  That wind has been howling for the past four days, hitting a peak gust of … Continue reading

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