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  • To New England and Beyond: Part Three

    Click here for Part One and Part Two of To New England and Beyond. Initially, probably mistaking me for a local, she informed me of a pressing local issue. At first, I thought little of it. After all, I’ve lived in the South for well over a decade; long conversations with strangers are basically a […]

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  • To New England and Beyond: Part Two

    After heading back to Massachusetts, we spent the first night in a nice but nondescript hotel in the suburbs of Boston. LCB had scheduled business in the area for the next few days, but we were hoping to squeeze in a few touristy things as well. This led us, the next day, to Rockport, a […]

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  • To New England and Beyond: Part One

    Last month, we took a multi-purpose trip involving business, education, pleasure, and nuptials. I have mixed feelings about multi-purpose travel: on one hand, you take care of business in one fell swoop. On the other hand, it turns out to be quite the swoop. We wanted to get the bulk of the driving over with […]

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  • Happy Fourth!

    We recently returned from a trip to New England where, among other things, we were able to see and stand on some of the first New World land that voyagers saw and stepped on when they arrived at these shores. Each time, on each spot landmarked or otherwise, I found it impossible, despite the many […]