Tag Archives: Cambridge

The Pergola

My neighbors use their back yard a lot; they have barbeques, they play games. I enjoy hearing their outdoor antics. This summer they built a pergola in the far corner of their lawn. Construction workers buzzed happy saws for a … Continue reading

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All The Way

The A.R.T. pulses this September with the electricity of a powerful hit. The energy of the full house crowd at last night’s preview of All the Way was palpable; it surged when the cast took their places on the stately … Continue reading

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End of Summer Travelogue

I ended my summer doing two of my favorite things – riding my bicycle and connecting with the friends I have made through my work in Haiti.  Len and Cheryl Ann Gengel invited me to their beach house in Wells, … Continue reading

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Four Days After

        Four days after the eight year old boy Who came to watch his dad run a very long race Was killed And his sister lost her limb Chaos is our companion. Spring is ripe. Daffodils thick … Continue reading

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Pumping Up Larchwood

The bulldozer has arrived at my favorite house in Larchwood; they are digging the foundation extension, tearing off the roof, gutting the interior plaster.  A simple cottage with fairy tale proportions is expanding.  It held out a long time, nearly … Continue reading

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Where are the Thin Mints?

Thanksgiving was practically perfect. A long candle lit table of family and friends, a golden brown turkey, traditional oyster stuffing and wiggly cranberry sauce, a bevy of delicious side dishes.  After we finished the main course and took a break … Continue reading

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Cambridge Ladies

Cambridge is a fine, fine place to live; its shortcomings barely worth mentioning.  We have efficient and clean government and excellent municipal services, even if there are a few odd positions like a Ranger and a Peace Commissioner that seem … Continue reading

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Cambridge Spring

I arrived back home at 2 am on Saturday morning, these days the bankrupt American Airlines serves up more delays than they do pretzels.  The air was brisk but the same full moon that I woke to in Grand Goave … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday House

Twenty years ago this week we bought the house where I live, a typically Cantabridgian, convoluted piece of real estate.  It is a single building with a mammoth party wall; three flats on one side and a three story ‘owner’s’ … Continue reading

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