Monthly Archives: May 2011

Northampton Moment #3

Composting Seen while walking downtown at noon today: a guy standing on the sidewalk, nonchalantly peeling a hard boiled egg and dropping the shells into the base of a potted tree. Advertisements

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Sunday Morning Football

“Why not?” Somewhere in the middle of my thirties, this became my motto. I may not initiate adventurous activities, but I’ll usually agree when someone else suggests them. It’s my way of combating my extremely strong impulse to stay home … Continue reading

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Stupid Truck Driver Update

You’ve been waiting with bated breath for more details on the truck eating incident, haven’t you? According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the driver, who was from Tennessee, was fined $500 and caused $1000 worth of damage to the truck. … Continue reading

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There Goes Another One

At the east end of downtown Northampton there is a landmark we affectionately call the truck-eating bridge. Why? Because it eats trucks. I got this unusual perspective on the most recent banquet because I was biking over the bridge that … Continue reading

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The Green Green Grass of Home

Every year, during the first week of May, the folks who live around here start chattering excitedly about grass. No, we’re not anticipating the thrill of pulling out the lawn mower, and springtime isn’t inspiring us to get stoned. (Well, … Continue reading

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In February, we took a trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. As art museums go, it’s reasonably priced: $20 for each adult, free for the kids. It is also spectacular, especially the new American Wing. Chuck had his … Continue reading

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