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Bottled Liquors sign

Bottled liquors and blinking arrows

It’s a Massachusetts thing. Liquor stores — especially older ones — advertise their wares as “bottled liquors.” The designation seems to be a step up from package stores (or “packies”), another local name. But both terms seem intended to distinguish these establishments from bars, where people actually drink their libations on the spot. Linguistic lesson […]

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Four New England landscapes from Hockman photo calendar

My favorite things

I’ve been on Etsy for just over a year now — as a seller and as a customer — and I have found some extraordinary items. First, a quick introduction to Etsy for those who may not be familiar with it. Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods.  Sort of like eBay […]

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Photography of my Holga camera

What’s a Holga?

What’s a Holga? And why do I use one? A Holga is a cheap plastic camera with bad optics. The camera uses medium-format film and has a few settings that offer the illusion of control but don’t do much of anything. A  plastic lens means that most pictures go a little blurry, and sometimes light […]

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