Massachusetts

    John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Massachusetts

    4/07/20 •

    I was surprised to learn there’s a national park of sorts that straddles Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is home to half a million residents and 2 dozen communities. Moreover, the federal government doesn’t own 1 square inch of it! I’m referring to the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, which stretches…

    Flower Lovers Will Want to Stop at Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

    6/21/21 •

    We would have completely missed Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts had we not been flower lovers. While driving through the Berkshires on State Highway 2, we saw a sign that read, “A Bridge of Flowers”. Intrigued, we turned off the highway and made our way to the little village. What a find! Shelburne Falls is on the…

    A House Made Out of Newspaper in Rockport, Massachusetts

    2/08/19 •

    Judging from outward appearances, you’d never guess there’s anything unusual about the ordinary-looking Paper House located in Rockport, Massachusetts. But it’s odd, all right–the two-room house and its furnishings were created with approximately 100,000 newspapers from all over the world! We discovered the unusual attraction while traveling through Massachusetts. As we learned, Elis Stenman, a…

    Quabbin Reservoir of Massachusetts: The World's Largest

    11/15/20 •

    The immense Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts offers spectacular scenic views, especially in fall. The 39-square-mile Quabbin is the world’s largest manmade reservoir devoted solely to water supply — it provides water for the Boston area, about 65 miles east. It holds 412 billion gallons of water! At the Visitor Center outside Belchertown, you’ll learn…

    Stay at Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts

    10/30/19 •

    I’m always on the lookout for free or inexpensive places to visit while traveling, so I was delighted to find Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote about this historic place in his 1863 poem Tales of a Wayside Inn. He referred to it as “ancient” even then — this inn’s been…

    Hammond Castle (Yes, It's Real) Museum, Massachusetts

    9/15/21 •

    Want to visit a real castle without taking a trip to Europe? Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts is the real thing — a medieval-style fortress complete with towers, a drawbridge and even a dungeon. When a fellow camper told me about this place, I had to see it for myself, and I’m glad I…

    Relocating to Boston for Business or Work: 5 Tips to Make the Transition Smooth

    2/14/20 •

    …with a Turnkey Experience Boston is the nation’s fourth most expensive city in which to find rented apartments, but that’s to be expected from the capital of Massachusetts. What does become a particularly bothersome inconvenience, on the other hand, is the daunting job of finding the right apartments in Boston, managing the logistics of the…

    Composition: An Introduction

    5/14/18 •

    …yourself in danger. Look carefully at what you see in the viewfinder. When we get excited, we forget about everything except what excited us. Once, while I was working on whale-watching boats off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, regular customers sometimes brought photos they had taken on previous trips and told me that even though they were…

    How to Grow Hemp Legally

    12/15/20 •

    …recommended locations are Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Vermont, Washington and Oregon. Sowing Seeds When growing hemp, it’s important to sow the seeds correctly to make sure that it grows in the right way. You want to make sure you are tilling the soil before planting seeds as there’s no herbicides labeled…

    Why Retiring Mortgage-Free Isn't Always Best

    10/14/17 •

    …How was your location impacted by the recession, and how has it recovered? According to experts at mortgageloans.co, states like Massachusetts were devastated by the recession, while Texas was barely impacted at all. Before you decide to take steps toward retiring mortgage-free, you need to look at the bigger picture rather than just the various…

    Technical Support Resume

    10/06/11 •

    …different industry segments and corporates. – Period risk grading, profitability analysis, portfolio analysis, and MIS reports. – Marketed to clients through cross selling of financial products. Education B.Sc. Magna Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts at Boston, June/1999 Major: Management with Finance Specialization Minor: Economics Diploma, Clark University at Boston, July/1999 Web Programming and Database Administration…

    Countries That Legalized the Use of CBD Products

    8/19/20 •

    …are allowed for recreational and medicinal use. Such states include Oregon, Michigan, Colorado, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, Maine, Washington DC, and Nevada. • Blue states Blue states are the ones in which medicinal CBD and CBD oils are allowed but may require a prescription. Examples of such states include Connecticut, Arizona, Delaware, Arkansas, Florida, Maryland, New…

    Aquarium Plant Database (222 Plants and Counting)

    10/19/19 •

    …stem width: 5-8 cm(2-3in)FastNorth AmericaSouthern North America Ludwigia repens x L. arcuataEasyLowNot SpecificStemOnagraceaeLudwigiastem width 2 inchesFastNorth AmericaFlorida Ludwigia sedoidesEasyHighNot SpecificFloatingOnagraceaeLudwigiaDiameter: 10-15cm (4-6in)FastCentral/South AmericaSouth America Ludwigia senegalensisDifficultHighRedStemOnagraceaeLudwigiaStem width: 5-8cm (2-3MediumAfricaWestern and Central Africa Ludwigia sphaerocarpaModerateHighForegroundStemOnagraceaeLudwigiaStem width – five inchesModerateNorth AmericaUSA – Massachusetts to Texas Ludwigia sp. ‘Rubin'EasyLow to Very HighRedStemOnagraceaeLudwigia4 inchesFastUnknownUnknown Ludwigia x lacustrisEasyMediumRedStemOnagraceaeLudwigiaStem width 2…