Category Archives: Massachusetts

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

Perhaps any time we move our cameras closer, much closer, we produce an abstract little gem that begs the question:  What is this?  And so, when we visited Nantucket this spring, this little detail — an abstract, if you will … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Dazzling

Perhaps it can be said that the whole Boston Marathon 2016 was dazzling, especially to those of us who are barely walkers, let alone runners.  And so to best capture the dazzle, we placed ourselves squarely next to three tables at … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory in Boston

The events during the past 24 hours in Paris have reminded us of the victory of one city to overcome terrorism, fear, and sadness.  That city is Boston, Massachusetts.  The city that one year after an attack at the 2013 … Continue reading

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Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection — Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

While in Boston prior to the 2014 Marathon, we saw city buses sporting a colorful double wedding ring quilt.  We couldn’t help but notice.  The vibrant, pop-art quilt with its striking purple background and spinning wheels of color filled the … Continue reading

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Five big reasons we loved Boston Marathon 2014

He finished!  That’s right — Jim Miller completed his 100th marathon at Boston Marathon 2014, almost as planned.  (See “Run, Jim Miller, Run.“)  But if you had asked Jim the night before, he might not have been so sure his … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On top

Here at the Boston Marathon, there is a feeling of exuberance as everyone in the city and those at home supporting the event truly embody what has become the rallying cry, Boston Strong. For this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: … Continue reading

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Blessing of the runners: Boston Marathon

Scheduled on the third Monday of April (Patriots’ Day), the Boston Marathon comes around like clockwork each year. But this year is different. Coinciding with a late Easter when families tend to travel and bouncing back from last year’s tragic … Continue reading

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Boston opens arms to marathoners and spectators

We felt the excitement even on the plane. Runners boarded our plane  in Philly dressed in running pants, neon Nike’s, and windbreakers. They buzzed about where they were staying, which train to catch, and where to pick up numbers. So … Continue reading

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Run, Jim Miller, Run!

Bert and I are headed to the Boston Marathon this weekend.  No, we’re not running.  In fact, I struggle with just meeting the demands of my Fitbit (set by me, no less) of WALKING (not running) 10,000 steps.  Yeah, yeah. … Continue reading

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