Category Archives: Adventuring Beyond Northampton

All Aboard!

For our first Christmas together I got Fred a train set. HO scale. As a Jew, I was going for the Christmas cliché. Each year that followed, I bought him an expansion set—more trains, more tracks, more town buildings—always from … Continue reading

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Oh! Costco!

Sometimes I have to leave Northampton to buy things. Like tires. You can get tires in Northampton, but we joined Costco to get deals on things like that. So sometimes we have to drag ourselves down I-91. Costco and I … Continue reading

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Life in the Big City

No matter how idyllic one finds life in the little city, sometimes you need a dose of life in the big city. So the family took a trip to New York to kick off spring break. It was like most … Continue reading

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The Red Boots of Ashfield

In honor of the Ashfield Fall Festival this weekend, I’m posting an essay I wrote several years ago about this favorite annual event. A slightly edited version ran in the Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Hampshire Life. Click on the Ashfield Hardware … Continue reading

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Snowball

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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