I Love Fall Outings: Mann Orchards’ Corn Maze

I was recently invited to visit the new Riverside Farms corn maze at Mann Orchards in Methuen, MA.  The first thing I had to do was figure out exactly where Methuen was and when I realised how quick and easy it was to get there, I gathered up the family and we headed out. From…

The Porches Inn: North Adams

   North Adams is an interesting little spot in Western MA.  We like to go there in the Fall for a little hike, a little art, and a little r & r.  We also love going there in the Winter for some outdoor winter swimming, some small beans family resort downhill skiing and a little…

Fantasy Thanksgiving Menu: Boston Area Thanksgiving To Go

   I love to cook, so our Thanksgiving is prepared by me and my entire family with a few exceptions. We always have a selection of Fastachi nuts, seeds, and mixes for guests to nibble on while the turkey is cooking. I also love the ooey gooey deliciousness of Petsi Pies pecan pie so I…

Trot Trot to Hudson: Foliage and Tasty Food in Hudson, MA

I have no idea where most of New England actually is.  I hear names of towns that all sound vaguely familiar and each town seems to have a similarly named town to the North, East and West of Boston. As a family we’d head out to some small town for various festivals or occasions.  Town…

Not a Photographer Nor a Critic

When I chose my degree, based on a careful consideration that a) I might decide to be a lawyer and b) I was in a big school and wanted to be in a small school, I found myself studying Philosophy at McGill.  In retrospect, I think I chose well.  Thinking about life, ethics and meaning…

Mother’s Day on The Vineyard: The Other Vineyard

I love to travel.  I don’t have to travel far to enjoy a trip.  As a parent, sometimes the only way to break away from the routines of daily life that blend from work to parenting and back 24/7 is to pack up the family, shut the door behind you, and get away.  For those…

Fall has Blown into Town

Fall is officially here.  School children that used to float out of their cars in the morning, arms spread out like wings flying in the warm, dewy morning air, now step out and stop for a moment.  Their bodies are stuck in an invisibly viscous chilled air.  As if plunged head-deep into the ocean it…