Downton Abbey, Season 6, Episode 1: The Birds & the Bees & Mrs. Hughes

The Beginning of the End Who among you didn't get a little lump in your throat at the opening credits, knowing that this is the last first time you'll watch a brand-new Downton Abbey in a brand-new year? For the last six years we've anticipated this show every January; it gave us something to look … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 6, Episode 1: The Birds & the Bees & Mrs. Hughes

A Book Party!

Not too long ago (June, to be exact), my friend Mary Faino and I released a book through her small press, Paper Mermaid Press. It's called A Day in Rockport, and highlights some of the gems, hidden and otherwise, of this coastal New England village. Mary illustrated the book and I wrote the text. It … Continue reading A Book Party!

Local Culture

Local culture is one of those trendy phrases that permeate, well, local culture (and beyond), but shoring up local culture is where I spend most of my energy. Why do I do this? For reasons that go way beyond nostalgia, way beyond trying to capture a sense of a simpler time. Life wasn't necessarily better … Continue reading Local Culture