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Gloucester Cruise (Easter, 2017) - Stacy Blvd. Shot
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Baby Bunny we called Cottonball, Norwood MA (backyard - Jun 18, 2017)
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Gloucester Boating (weird sky), Spring 2017
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Gloucester Cruise (Easter, 2017)
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Red Barn in Snow, Bolton MA (Feb. 2017)
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Long Beach/Beach Haven, NJ (December 2016)
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Surf City, NJ (December 2016)
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Supermoon November 2016
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Fall Cleanup (October, 2016)
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Somerville Bike Path (10.18.16)
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Natick Falls, Natick MA (10.16.16)
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Sunset at Ten Pound Light, Gloucester MA (9.24.16)
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Rooftop Pool, Gloucester MA (9.24.16)
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Prospect Hill Tower, Somerville MA (9.20.16)
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View of Boston from Prospect Hill, Somerville MA (9.20.16)
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Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetary (Sept. 2016)
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Winslow and Tiki (Sept. 2016)
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Pemaquid Point Shot, Maine August 2016
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Zen along Ocean Point, Maine (August 2016)
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Mystic Seaport Dusk, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Rocks and Roses along Penobscot Penisula (8/9/16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #3, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #2, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Atlantic Puffin Shot #1, Eastern Egg Rock Island, Maine (8.9.16)
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Rock Harbor, Orleans Cape Cod Sunset July 2016
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First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod MA July 2016
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First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod MA July 2016
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Chatham Light Beach, Chatham MA July 2016
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Chatham Light, Chatham MA July 2016
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Highland Light, Truro MA July 2016
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Cape Cod Windmill, Easton MA July 2016
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Greyson the Alpaca, Hubburdston MA July 2016
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Mystic Seaport Sunset, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Sea Lion, Mystic CT (7/3/16)
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Sailing around Windmill Point, Hull, MA (7/2/16)
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Sailing around Windmill Point, Hull, MA (7/2/16)
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Boston Light (7/1/16)
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Point Judith Light Area, Narragansett, RI (6.12.16)
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Lighthouse Mailbox, Somewhere in RI (6.12.16)
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Pemaquid Point Maine 2011 (re-issue 6.6.16) - I'm jonesing to get back there. I have a thing for lighthouses and puffins. Maybe this summer!

Approaching Infinity, Scituate, MA (6.4.16)

Visiting Cohasset (6.4.16)

Approaching Minot Light off Cohasset coast (5.29.16)

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

09:37 AM EST [Link] Game Time! - California Jane [comments: 0]
This game is pretty cool.

California Jane

09:18 AM EST [Link] Stay Tuned in March! [comments: 0]
March is looking to be a fun month - got of a lot of good things scheduled coming up!

I'll share more as the events occur.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

08:24 AM EST [Link] Vocal Fry [comments: 0]
Vocal Fry. So that's what it's called. Some folks here at work talk like this -- so annoying. Freakin' Millennials.

Monday, February 18, 2019

07:49 AM EST [Link] Start of Kondo-Ing [comments: 1]
Been starting to go through parts of the house and doing the "Marie Kondo" thing.

It does not bring me joy helping out, but I must admit, things do look better afterwards.

What else been going on? Finally on Season 6 of Cold Case, almost done with those! Spent some time at the Sanctuary yesterday. Today is going to be a good day to make soup, so I went out last night and got the chicken. That's about it really. Just been pretty chill.

Friday, February 15, 2019

07:38 AM EST [Link] Happy Valentine's 2019! [comments: 0]
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Valentine's Day. Long Stems and Baby's Breath. Only the best for my Lady!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:17 AM EST [Link] Dreaming of Warmer Days [comments: 0]
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Pic from last year's Schooner Festival in Gloucester. It won't be too much longer!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

02:22 PM EST [Link] Galentines [comments: 0]
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Here's a pic from our Galentine's Party. Some of the favors and homemade treats. (This actually happened a few weeks ago with friends, but I felt it was more appropriate to post closer to the actual day). We actually ended up writing things on the back of those hearts with the usual VDay sayings, and they became pretty funnily lewd by the end of the night.

11:23 AM EST [Link] Molly Side Eye [comments: 0]
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Pic of Molly giving me the side-eye.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

09:06 AM EST [Link] Castle Hill Clouds [comments: 0]
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Another one from the archives.

Monday, February 4, 2019

12:26 PM EST [Link] It's on! [comments: 0]
Patriot's Parade set for tomorrow afternoon!

Still deciding if I want to attend. If I can swing it in my schedule, I will.

Update: I didn't go. Really debated it - but ultimately didn't want to deal with the craziness. LD works right in the heart of it all though!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

09:14 AM EST [Link] Ready for 53 [comments: 0]
Back from a quick jaunt to Jersey in time for the Superbowl! Good trip, traffic was amazingly good this weekend for some strange reason. Record time up and back! It would be good to get the game over with already though, so sick of hearing about it all week.

Been watching The Passage on Fox. It's getting really good now. Really liked the last episode (S1E3). Like I mentioned before, it's been a long time since I read the book, but from what I can remember, it does seem pretty true to the source material.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

01:26 PM EST [Link] Blossom says Hello [comments: 0]
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Blossom and her sister Holly were rescued from very poor conditions. Both were suffering from malnutrition. They had lice and worms. They came to to farm at the age of 8 months. Blossom was in a far worse state than her sister. Blossom could not even walk when she arrived at the farm. It was touch and go for awhile. Slowly, but surely Blossom began to recover after receiving therapy for her legs, as well as lots of love and support. She enjoys following after her sister Holly and her friend Acorn.

She came up to me on our last visit and wanted to be pet. Her fur feels pretty soft, what fur she has left - apparently she sheds sometimes, due to her poor upbringing. She has such soulful little eyes. She's doing alright, even though she seems stunted, has a wicked overbite, and her horns are messed up, but she's a fighter and I envy her spirit. She also can be very vocal, which I enjoy hearing. I'm glad to know her.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

09:55 AM EST [Link] Newport Visit [comments: 0]
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Thought this was a pretty scenic shot. A lot of times I'll just frame a shot in my head and think, Oh that looks cool, and snap a few. That was the process for the beginning of this particular shot. I'll run out to spot and take a bunch and see what develops later on. This one was sitting in the directory untouched for a while. What I really like about this one is how the rocks outcrop in the front of the scene, which is something I don't think I really noticed when taking the shot. A lot of times things I captured don't get my attention until I look at them a while later.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

06:37 PM EST [Link] Cat Over a Barrel [comments: 0]
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Went out for some animal time this afternoon after our late-night house party last night (details on that later). You know it's a doozie when I don't get up till 11:30 am the next morning!

Friday, January 25, 2019

10:43 AM EST [Link] Mr. Oreo 1-25-19 [comments: 0]
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The King

I seem to be getting over some stomach issues I had during the week. Must have been something I ate that wasn't making me feel so great - which is unusual for me since I've always had an "iron" stomach, but I'm getting back on track now, so it's all good.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

05:05 PM EST [Link] Round Hill Part 3 [comments: 0]
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01:11 PM EST [Link] Round Hill Part 2 [comments: 0]
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How'd everyone like being outside this morning dealing with the snow? Actually it's not that much snow - more like heavy slush. I dealt with it early before it flash freezes into a skating rink. Still, it sucks. And to think this shot was from yesterday. What a difference a day makes in New England!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

09:51 PM EST [Link] Round Hill Part 1 [comments: 0]
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Started the day headed to brunch for a friend with some cooking we had done the night before: Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal, Hash Brown Egg Bake with Veggies and Cheese, Turkey Bacon with English Muffin and raspberries, and Tofu Scramble. They all came out awesome too - especially the egg bake. We couldn't stay as long as we wanted though because we had massages in the afternoon, which was also welcomed and needed. Got to take some beach shots while we were down there for a few minutes before the impending snow later tonight.

Friday, January 18, 2019

12:28 PM EST [Link] Calm Before the Storm [comments: 0]
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I'm enjoying this scene of tranquility now before the snowstorm hits on Sunday. Although that opportunity could make some good shots too. The shot above was taken towards sunset at the end of December along the coasts of Kennebunkport, Maine.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

12:31 PM EST [Link] Cliff Walk - Newport, RI [comments: 0]
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08:54 AM EST [Link] The Passage [comments: 0]
Finally got around to watching the season premiere of The Passage last night. So far, not too bad - I remember reading the book about 10 years ago and was blown away, so I only remember bits and pieces. I do recall the book being very good. Also trying to get through Season 3 of Cold Case - these seem to be a lot of the ones we remember seeing on reruns before. Got to make some progress - the DVR is almost full to capacity!

Billy Idol is coming to the Lynn Auditorium!? Gee - that's a pretty big name. I did buy tix to Kris Kristofferson for my Mom though. she likes him, I don't, but what the hay.

Monday, January 14, 2019

08:30 AM EST [Link] Wild Sky Last Night [comments: 0]
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Wild looking sky at sunset last night. Did you catch it?

Sunday, January 13, 2019

12:38 PM EST [Link] Ahead [comments: 0]
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Off to see the RBG movie. More later...

Update: The movie was really good! I recommend it! Totally badass.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

08:15 PM EST [Link] Walhburger Truck Visit [comments: 0]
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At the Norwood Space Center this afternoon.

Friday, January 11, 2019

07:33 PM EST [Link] Lizzie [comments: 0]
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Perkin's Cove

01:54 PM EST [Link] 60 Levels In [comments: 0]
Made it to level 60 finally!

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Next on the readings list for 2019: Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien" and Giza and the Pyramids: The Definitive History.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

03:15 PM EST [Link] Under the Clouds, Under the Bridge [comments: 0]
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Rowers compete under the Boston University Bridge under a foggy sky.

Monday, January 7, 2019

10:58 AM EST [Link] Fast Food reviews [comments: 0]
This guy reviews fast food items, along with some other things. Not sure how I came across his videos but I am somewhat intrigued by his style. Check out some of them if you are so inclined!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

04:15 PM EST [Link] Eustis is the Best Goat! [comments: 0]
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Saturday, January 5, 2019

09:41 AM EST [Link] Game Time! [comments: 0]
Sokoban. Maddening!

Friday, January 4, 2019

10:28 AM EST [Link] Coming in for the Night [comments: 0]
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Orleans, MA, Cape Cod

One of my goals for this year is to read 25 books. Last year it was 20 and I just made the cut!

Update! Thanks to Natural Massachusetts for featuring this photo on their feed!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

01:02 PM EST [Link] Living the Good Life [comments: 0]
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Newport, RI

We've been trying to shake the Pocono Plaque still. Thankfully I'm mostly recovered now, but my better half is still ailing.

08:09 AM EST [Link] Hidden Dock Square Nooks [comments: 0]
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Kennebunkport, Maine

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

04:20 PM EST [Link] 1 / 365 [comments: 0]
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Happy New Year!

Monday, December 31, 2018

10:08 AM EST [Link] Grey Nubble Skies [comments: 0]
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Sunday, December 30, 2018

09:19 AM EST [Link] Arundel Sunset [comments: 0]
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Cape Arundel at Sunset, December 2018

Went out for dinner and drinks last night with some friends. Damn the drinks were strong. Wish I could shake this sore throat (which has now been dubbed the Pocono Plague). Finally finished binge watching Season 1 of Cold Case on DVR. We have like 70+ episodes still to go through though! There's been some talk of maybe going to see that Ruth B. Ginsberg movie perhaps soon. We'll see.

Update: I've learned that a friend of ours has actually been in this house! Years ago though, apparently used to belong to a sea captain, which makes sense. She hasn't been in there recently though, just when she was a kid, she grew up in the area. Pretty cool though!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

08:39 AM EST [Link] Now That's a Vacation [comments: 0]
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Cape Porpoise, Maine - Dec. 28, 2018

Back from a wonderful getaway in Coastal Maine. What a difference. I think that place in the Poconos gave me a sore throat that I can't seem to shake over the last few days. Anyways I think I got some great shots which I'll be posting over the next few. We stayed at the same place that we stayed a couple of summers ago, which we love because it is right on the coast - can't get any better than that - a lot less quieter in the winter - it's almost across from the Bush Compound. (RIP 41).

We hit some new eateries on our way up and down which we might revisit in the future. A place in Cape Porpoise called Pier 77 gave us a great dinner (I recommend the lobster raviolis) , and they for some reason had a signed Jimi Hendrix guitar on their wall, which I did photograph. Also on the way back some lunch at the Stage Neck Inn in York, where after looking at what I was wearing LD got into a conversation with an actor who was staying there. Didn't ask what he was in though, but it did sound like he'd been in the profession for decades so who knows?

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Since it was raining yesterday we got some angry sea shots as well which I'm hoping will develop into some cool pictures, but I also got some cool sunsets from the night before when the weather was really nice. I love New England, what can I say? More later...

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

01:26 PM EST [Link] Poconos and the Gap [comments: 0]
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Arrowhead Mountain, Delaware Water Gap, Dec. 2018

Back from a night in the Poconos. Never been before, overall, not really impressed. Why would anyone go here? Probably won't ever go again although we did enjoy some of our time there. Partook in a bunch of activities at the we stayed at called Pocono Manor, I even made a snowglobe. They did have a pretty good breakfast buffet there. Place could use some serious updating though. I was able to get a small goat statue made out of some rock from a place called the Pocono Bazaar, which is a sad offshoot of what it apparently used to be 20 odd years ago. Like anything else, nothing is as good as it was some time ago.

I did get to explore some of the Delaware Water Gap including a small part of the Appalachian Trail. December is not really the best time to visit as all the trees look brown and bare. I bet it looks pretty good in the fall though.

Wrapped this mini trip up with some Jersey and Morristown. LD made a nice thing for her mom and we got to hang with the nephews and niece for a bit, which was nice and is the main reason for these trips in the first place.

Merry Christmas! I think a trip to the ocean is in the very near future - like later this week! Always did prefer the coast to the mountains anyway.

Currently Reading: The History of Diners in New Jersey, The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals, and Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech.


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