Monthly Archives: December 2014

Esselon Cafe

Esselon is one of my favorite places to stop if I’m driving 91S through Hadley, MA. It’s a pretty unassuming building from the outside, but once you walk through the velvet curtain in front of the door it becomes clear … Continue reading

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A New Englander in Maryland: Walks in the Woods

We brought the dog to Maryland when we went over Christmas, which meant that I spent a lot of time going for walks. The woods are so different there than what I’m used to. Firstly, the trees seem so young- … Continue reading

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A New Englander in Maryland: Christmas Day Excursion to Ocean City

We took a trip out to Ocean City on Christmas Day. I’d never been before, and it was cool to see it mostly empty. I can imagine that during the summer, the place is packed! There were other people walking … Continue reading

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Early Christmas Celebration

This year we are traveling for Christmas. We celebrated with my family the Sunday before. The day begun with the traditional dog walk. Then we headed inside to warm up with cinnamon rolls (this recipe halved) and tea while the … Continue reading

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The World of Chocolate at the Mariposa Museum

The Mariposa Museum (The same museum that sponsored Sierra Leone’s All Star Refugees concert) currently has an exhibit called The World of Chocolate. I obviously couldn’t stay away… This is the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the … Continue reading

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