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Rennie looked directly into her expectant eyes—they were an indefinite and, somehow, sad color (was it the color of tears?): an admixture of grey, blue and green; glauque, that was the word for the peculiar shade of watery green, wasn’t it?—and smiled. 119 more words

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Haunt your neighbors: outdoor Halloween decor

Assortment of autumnal decorations at Rouvalis Flowers & Gardens

In Beacon Hill, Halloween is no joke.  People go all out, and their brownstones become spooky scenes that are the perfect backdrop to when the kids go trick-or-treating on the 31st.  151 more words

La Femme Mondaine

Throwback Thursday: Oliver Wendell Holmes and "Boston Brahmin"

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was one of Boston’s most well-known authors in the mid-1800s. He was also a physician and medical reformer as well. He was born in Cambridge in 1809, and attended Harvard for undergrad, gained his MD from there, taught there, and was its dean at one point. 262 more words


The House of Silk - Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz inhabits the memories and pen of Dr.Watson in his Sherlock Holmes novel The House of Silk. It seems very Holmesian to me, although I would have to have recently imbibed a number of Arthur Conan Doyle’s originals to pick it apart on style. 248 more words


Know Your Prep Accents: Boston Brahmin

In the last few days, I’ve been focused on New England, posting about Nantucket Reds and their connection with sailing.  Today I found a YouTube video of two teriffic… 107 more words



One of the things I enjoy about America is all of the wonderful and diverse accents that accompany our official language. However, I’m also proud to be an anglophile (I enjoyed my afternoon tea today!), and I always wished there was an American accent buried somewhere that retained more of our English roots.

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