Archive | March, 2013
Our same-sex marriage

Praying for Justice and Equality this Pesach

Today and tomorrow will be important day in U.S. History. This morning the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for and against Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California after it had been legalized, leaving many gay and lesbian couples in limbo. Tomorrow, they will hear arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was enacted […]

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Snowshoeing at Harold Parker State Forest

Snowshoeing at Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Yesterday Addie and I walked around our yard, admiring the first signs of spring – plants beginning to shoot up from the ground, birds singing, and the last little piles of melting snow. Tomorrow is the first day of spring. All signs point to warmer weather. Yet, mother nature clearly isn’t ready for winter to […]

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Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon in Canton, MA

Hiking and Owls: The Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon in Canton, MA

Addison totally digs owls, so when I read that the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon in Canton, Massachusetts, was having a special “Hoot Happenings” event this past weekend, we had to go! My sister, Kim, and her three kids, Grace, Eoin, and Bria, joined us as well. Our first stop was the registration desk […]

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What to Do When Your House Gets Skunked…

“Jen… wake up! There’s an animal in our basement!” One would think such a proclamation from my wife would shock me out of sleep, but ever since a few years ago, when we heard scratching in our attic that turned out to be a little mouse, rather than the gigantic killer raccoon we’d been imagining, […]

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Addie and Elizabeth taking a break outside of the Dairy Store at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA

Maple Syrup and Cows at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA

One of our favorite things to do on the weekend is explore local sites managed by the trustees of reservations in Massachusetts. We’ve hiked Weir Hill in North Andover, and Holt Hill in Andover, and spent lots of time wandering the gardens at the Stevens-Coolidge House in North Andover. This weekend we decided to check […]

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