Tag Archives: MA

Autumn at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge (2)

It was cold today, the wind howling, the leaves wild, and the Mount Auburn Cemetery crowded with pedestrians and cars and performers and singers and warblers.  We even heard an accordion player and watched awestruck a majestic hawk, indifferent, perhaps … Continue reading

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For the love of Watertown, today….

~~Late last night, Watertown moved to the center of our and the world’s attention.  Today, Watertown, our neighbor town up the street, is barricaded and empty of its population.  But those who don’t seem to get enough of Watertown know … Continue reading

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After Sandy…

How quickly everything has changed in our realm–a beautiful day of ample sun, wind, and dryness! The storm is gone, at least for now.  There is a strange calm in the air, a lightness which other places in Sandy’s path … Continue reading

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Autumn fading…

~~My little sleepy town of Belmont, MA is nothing to brag about. Yes, it has a reputation as an affluent town. Yes, Mitt Romney lives here and gets his hair cut (and gelled and shined) at the swanky hair stylist … Continue reading

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Tips on Happiness 2: Between Dover Beach and Swampscott,MA

[We’ll stick with the word happiness but I don’t like it, as I made clear in Tip 1.  It’s not happiness, as Dr. Weil correctly points out. He likes contentment; I don’t like that either. It smells of zen serenity, … Continue reading

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Small joys: That old, old tree on Common…

I have passed it for some two decades–at least once a day, early in the morning, at midday, evening and late at night.  I have even been its victim once, so enamored I was with its beauty that I tripped … Continue reading

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Brookline, MA., in November…

~~For days now, I have been trying to steal an hour or two to click my inexpensive little camera and take some pictures of our town in all its glorious autumnal beauty.  Alas, it had not happened–until I saw the … Continue reading

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From my Files: Central Square Post Office, Cambridge,MA

[This post was originally published in the “Boston Harbors” column of the January 2001 issue of arts/Media magazine, which has since ceased publication. This is a slightly revised version. Some of the information here may be dated, though.] On the … Continue reading

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From my Files: Approaching Castle Island, MA.

[This essay appeared in the “Boston Harbors” column of the April 2000 issue of artsMedia, an arts magazine which has since ceased publication. All photos are from Google images.] If approach is all, then getting to Castle Island is a … Continue reading

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The Decades of Carlos

It does not take much endurance to watch the five-and-half hours of Olivier Assayas’ uncut, original version of Carlos.  In fact, I watched every minute of it (well, almost every minute of it) with bated breath and alert eyes and … Continue reading

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