Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tin Can Tourists

Family histories are as much a source of pride as of mystery and consternation sometimes.  Our family stories cover a wide spectrum of experiences during the WWII years in all its theatres and from a multitude of perspectives and yet questions remain.  … Continue reading

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Scams and their Bitter Taste

While the vast majority of my vacation memories of this summer will be positive and full of happy thoughts, I have to admit that a few moments have left me uncomfortable.  I’ve felt perfectly safe the entire time we were … Continue reading

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(Re)discovering Longfellow

Wouldn’t it be nice to get a house as your wedding present?  And not just any house but a lovely one in Cambridge with a view of the Charles River?  To be in your 30s and never have had a … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Islands

First, a disclaimer:  If you’re like me TV advertisements are the bane of your couch existence.  Words like obnoxious, boring, poorly done and most importantly, in between you and your favorite programs come straight to mind.  And yet, there are some … Continue reading

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Model Dreams–USS Constitution

I mentioned a few months ago that I grew up with a father who loves naval history and tall ships; some of that has clearly come down to me.  I couldn’t imagine visiting Boston this past week without a trip to see the USS … Continue reading

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