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Vacation Re-set

Vacation Re-set

Just a brief post about vacation, a word that can mean many things to different people. For me, vacation is a break in the routine that allows for a re-set. And this vacation in particular has been a fantastic re-set. Right now, we are up […]

Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

Having animals in our lives is good for us. I know this for a fact, but science says so, too. Just type “Pets” and “Health” into Pubmed, there’s tons of evidence. One review article titled The Best Medicine examines numerous research studies and concludes that […]

Pandemic Vacation

Pandemic Vacation

COVID-related notes from our nine-day family trip to Guatemala: Easter is a big deal in Guate. It’s not only about religious services, street processions, and family gatherings; It’s also about vacation, and everyone flocks to the coast to frolic. That was April 4th. As a […]

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane

March was miserable, but April’s already an improvement. Not only because the office politics are settling out, but because I left the country. Let me tell you, THAT really helps! Yes, we managed to jump through all the pandemic travel hoops, and here we are […]

March On

March On

It’s been a month. Meaning thirty days since my last post, and also, a particularly intense stretch of time. It’s all work-related, but I’m not going to go into details. Our nine-year-old daughter summed it up recently when she announced: “Mom, I really hate your […]

Guided by Dog

Guided by Dog

Alot of people warned us that if we got a dog, we’d never sleep in late again. But they were wrong. WE got a dog, and I’VE never slept in late again. This pup is up a bit after dawn every day. He sleeps on […]

COVID in the HOUSE

COVID in the HOUSE

Sunday, January 3rd was a particularly eventful day for us. Yes, it was the Patriot’s last game of the season, which impacted us in more ways than one. It was also the day I got dose #1 of the Moderna SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, which was lucky […]

The Delights and Despairs of the COVID Holiday Season

The Delights and Despairs of the COVID Holiday Season

I know my last post was almost three weeks ago! I’ve been meaning to cover the COVID vaccines, and indeed, I’ll get to that later in this post. But first, an explanation for the delay: I promised myself that I would not write even one […]

Oh, Sh*t

Oh, Sh*t

Yes, I’m really talking about poop. One could make innumerable scatalogical exclamations upon absorbing today’s graph of SARS-CoV-2 virus levels as measured in the greater Boston sewage (created by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority): Basically, the numbers we’re seeing today are WAY higher than the […]

Remember This Year, For Real

Remember This Year, For Real

Our town has its own COVID-19 documentary, thanks to resident and intrepid cinematographer Tom Fahey, who also happens to work for CBS’ 60 Minutes, so this is the real deal. This beautifully filmed video covers our own local experience of Spring 2020, and I was […]