Monthly Archives: September 2010

Rowe Quarry

Rowe Quarry was on the Malden-Revere line, about ten miles north of Boston, just off Route 1 and visible from the highway. For many years, it caught my attention every time I drove by. I grew especially fond of it … Continue reading

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On This Day in History: September 19

Up, Up and Away! On September 19, 1783, the Montgolfier Brothers launched the first hot air balloon carrying passengers: a sheep, a duck and a rooster. The balloon was launched from the gardens of the Palace of Versailles and witnessed … Continue reading

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Reading Around

My reading habits changed when I bought my Kindle a few years ago, and they continue to evolve. When I first got the Kindle it seemed so much more convenient than dragging around a bunch of books, and I started … Continue reading

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