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Bereavement leave, one year late

Mom’s death occurred at a difficult time for me – not that it ever would have been a “good” time for her to pass away. But professionally, I was a wreck: Our office had lost four total staff members in the preceding several months, and I was also transitioning from one position to another, which was intended to be a promotion. 830 more words

Here And Now

The Good and the Bad

Hi everyone!! I haven’t posted in a little while and I just looked and I have 14 unfinished drafts… ooops! Well today I’ll be showing you my lovely timeline of photography! 70 more words

76 Trombones, 5 Musicians, 2 Posters, 1 Painting

Exactly 70 years ago today — on October 19, 1946 — theĀ Saturday Evening Post cover showed 5 high school band musicians.

As many “06880” readers know, Westport artist Stevan Dohanos used 5 Staples High School students as models. 404 more words



Each year as I gain levels in this dungeon of life, I tend to pause and think of how far I’ve come. There have been many boss battles that I have narrowly escaped, and most of those battles were not won alone. 950 more words


sometimes i feel like

i am so tired of being myself.

feeling too much, and being so afraid of certain things.

i really wish life could be simpler – 270 more words


Weymouth's original photographer of note

THERE is no underestimating just how popular old images of Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester are here in the Looking Back pages.

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Where there's smoke...there's a high-class tobacconist!

OUR trip into a Weymouth town centre of years gone by has been so enjoyable, we couldn’t resist bringing you this photo of W. Travers, cigar merchant and ‘high-class tobacconist’, a shop at 7 St Mary Street. 9 more words