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  1. Musings From Our New Home

    · 3 min read ·
    Walking around Sloan’s Lake on March 21!
    Walking around Sloan’s Lake on March 21!

    Well, here we are folks! She & Jim have just moved into a new part of life — literally moving into a some stability as far as residence goes — an interesting juxtaposition against the striking instability of the greater world.

    Yes, it’s true — we signed a lease on an apartment and moved in one week ago! Someday perhaps we’ll reflect on the woes of apartment hunting and the love & loss …



  2. Meet the Host: Rich & Maryne

    · 5 min read ·
    Ocho, Maryne, and Rich — hard to beat Ocho’s smile!

    I first met Maryne as a freshman at Boston University at the BU climbing wall. She was part of the scene at the rock wall in a way that I was so obviously not — as one of the supervisors at the rock wall, she belonged to the upper echelon of cool kids who partied together, hung out together, and rumor had it that they even climbed outside. Plus they knew how to pronounce her name, whi …


  3. Little Women & Climate Change

    · 17 min read ·
    Cutting your hair is always traumatic.

    Reporting to you live as we pass through Topeka, Kansas — the last day of our journey to Colorado!

    On the rainy night of December 26th, 2019, we went to see Little Women at the charming Red River Theater in downtown Concord. Little Women is one of those movies that I’m aware of in a way that stretches back to the early days of my childhood; I know I’ve seen the original black and whi …



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