Heading North

I’ll be away in Maine for the next week or so, without connectivity. There will be leaf-peeping, napping, and bonding with the baby so, I won’t miss my life back here.

Sometimes it seems to me that Bostonians can be categorized by the places they enjoy vacationing:


  • Capers: although it has several subcultures (gay P-town, artsy Truro, etc.), the Cape is for folks who enjoy fried food, the Chritsmas Tree Shop, and gas abuse — waiting in traffic in a big SUV, running the outboard or the Ski-doo in circles, and grilling without charcoal.
  • Islanders: Vineyardtucket — the upper middle class trapped with the rich and super-rich in an embrace fueld by expensive wine and overcrowded beaches.
  • Vermonters: for Islanders who enjoy a hike, clean mountain air, newly-acquired big bank accounts, organic vegetables, and pretending they are from New York instead of Boston.
  • New Hampsters: see Capers and deduct the subcultures.
  • Berkshires: see Vermonters and add more left-leaning politics and 35% more books purchased per capita.
  • Mainers: see all of the above — Maine is so diverse that it has places for Capers (see the popular lakes and southern coast), Vermonters (see the Blue Hill/Stonington area), and Islanders (Isle au Haut, Deer Isle, etc.).

Take care of the place while I’m gone….

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