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 — caught our attention:  crackled and crazed paint accenting a gentle spiral on an American […]

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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 the Finish Line (Boylston Street beside the Public Library) just to see what all that […]

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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 Boston Marathon bolstered the strength of a community in facing those who seek to do us […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

Seeing Old North Church at 193 Salem Street in the north end of Boston was on our list of sites to see when we cheered on our friend running the Boston Marathon.  Known as the church where Paul Revere issued his now-famous phrase “One if by land, two if by sea,” this house of worship […]

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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 dream would become a reality. After walking back from the Museum of Fine Arts, Jim […]

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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: On top, here are a few literal and metaphorical representations of the term “on top.” […]

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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 bombing, the Boston Marathon could see an unprecedented near- million spectators cheering on the 36,000 […]

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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 when we arrived, we weren’t surprised to see banners on street lamps and buildings welcoming […]

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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.  We walk the neighborhood when the weather is ideal.  We walk in cities when we […]

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