Boston

The Melt

Hump Day Shorts March 10, 2015
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We New Englanders are moving into pre-spring.  With temperatures in the 40s for a couple days, many of us have a bit of a lift in our step, smiling and soaking in the cool air.  Until we hit black ice and fall on our ass. I love the snow, and I much prefer snow season […]

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Stalactites or stalagmites?

Guilty Pleasures March 7, 2015
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Connected at the roof and the ground, these started as stalactites but could now be stalagmites. They are several inches thick and a few feet wide.     They defy logic.  And crash loudly on a melting day. (Have you seen 50 Inches of Snow in Pictures?  100 inches looks about the same!) Share with […]

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Overnight on the Train

Hump Day Shorts November 20, 2013

The Boston cars were at the front of the train. We walked a couple hundred yards until a conductor pointed to metal stairs we could climb to enter our car. I remembered LILO from college, Last-In-Last-Out, a supply system. Cost accounting, perhaps? Dad and I found a seat quickly, thanks to the boarding call of […]

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Union Station

Hump Day Shorts November 17, 2013

(The first part of this story is “How did your crops do this year?”) Union Station.  After a bite to eat and reading a few newspapers, Dad and I zig-zagged down an escalator and through a crowded hallway to our boarding lounge.  I led the way with an occasional glance to make sure Dad was […]

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