Category Archives: Libations

And at long last…Alinea

40… Forty… XL… Quarante… Vierzig… There are many ways to say the words, “I am turning 40,” and I’m sure there are many more ways to express the emotions that accompany such a birthday. But I have another word to … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

For all intents and purposes, I am a New Englander. My family moved to the great state of Maine when I was 4 years old and with few exceptions, I’ve never left. College in Rhode Island and a resident of … Continue reading

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Local Gems

What’s for dinner tonight? It’s a question we ask every day. And if you are my husband, your daily query comes no later than 10:45 am. Some days, the answer is a lovingly home cooked meal. The next day, the … Continue reading

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Wheeler, Wine & Basketball

What can you say about Wheeler? He is tall, boisterous and opinionated. He doesn’t like it when other people riff on his stories. He makes me laugh until I can’t breathe. He is the person you want at your side … Continue reading

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The Birthday Feast

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday. I did not post a love-filled message of birthday joyfulness on his Facebook page. I did not shop in the ‘Husband’ section of Hallmark. In fact, I completely forgot to give him the card I … Continue reading

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Blizzards Are for Blogging!

Is there a better activity for a cold snowy afternoon than sitting down with a glass of wine & some new technology (iPad!) to write about festive holiday fare? I think not. Not unless you are also wearing new flannel … Continue reading

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Where Do You Wine?

Friday. Is there any better word in the professional lexicon? When it’s time to celebrate the end of the work week, where do you stop on your way home? I stop at Hopkinton Wine & Spirits. A mere 5 miles from … Continue reading

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FTG

In 1994, my husband returned to the suburbs of Boston (i.e. collegiate stomping grounds) and was working as Marketing Analyst for a manufacturer of food service equipment. As the holidays approached, he received his first professional bonus. Paid in poultry. … Continue reading

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