Philadelphia to Celebrate Mediocrity Via Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 8, 2013 (PHILADELPHIA, PA)–The 2012-2013 Philadelphia Phillies have banded together with the Gin Blossoms, M. Night Shyamalan, the discarded “C” mascot of Commerce Bank, flavored Wawa coffee, Paul Giamatti, and the entire state of Iowa to defend the decent name of all things mediocre. “If dead fish rise to the top […]



Easthampton, MA just elected its first new mayor in seventeen years and its second mayor ever. Campaign finance reports show that the owner of this van—one of the four candidates—spent $29.80.  

Boiling at Gould's

Sugar House Diaries: Maple Syrup Time in Western Mass

Diary of three sugaring seasons in Western Massachusetts.

View From Cabin 3

2013: Okay, Enough Nature

It turns out that there are limits to nature loving, especially for people who have spent most of their adult lives living in a city.

Chapel Brook

2012: The Year in Nature

Some reasons to embrace life in Western Massachusetts, which, by the way, is not Boston.

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Friday night The daily Occupy Northampton drumming and chanting starts on schedule in front of Bank of America. Down the street to the group’s left is a harp player, to its right, under the Thorne’s Market awning, is that band with the accordion, and across the street is a fiddler. The Faces Halloween window features […]