Sunday, October 04, 2015

Pond St Tour (audio)

It was a rainy day so on my walk I explored the former sewer treatment plant on Pond St in Franklin.

Here is a brief audio recording while I was in the middle of the property. For additional info on the RFP process you can jump over to

Check out the Flickr slideshow of the key photos of what I saw on the walk.

Pond St Tour

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cool Reflections

Thinking out loud this Friday morning

early morning dew on Fletcher Field
early morning dew on Fletcher Field

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September Wednesday - 9/16/15

Reflections on Wednesday, almost the end of Sep, almost the end of the quarter, only one quarter of the year to go!

shadow play on the wall of the house, ladders to fix the corner board where the woodpeckers have attacked
shadow play on the wall of the house, ladders to fix the corner board where the woodpeckers have attacked

Monday, September 07, 2015

strawberries, rhubarb and nectarine crisp

I had some rhubarb to cut so I got the inspiration to do a strawberry rhubarb crisp. I went googling to find a crisp topping that was gluten free and found this recipe after searching through all the apple crisps that popped up. 

I added the rhubarb to the strawberries and nectarines. I swapped corn flake crumbs for the almond flour and used almond slivers in place of the pecans. Otherwise, the ingredient list and process remained the same.

It did come out very tasting very good!

the finished product!
the finished product!

Original recipe

strawberries, nectarines and rhubarb
strawberries, nectarines and rhubarb


  • ~ 4 cups strawberries and nectarines, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • pinch sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp cold butter (dairy free for vegan) or sub olive oil

the crumb topping mixed together
the crumb topping mixed together


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and butter an 8x8 (or similar size) baking dish.
  • Add fruit directly to the dish as you chop it and spread until flat.
  • To a mixing bowl add crisp ingredients and, using your hands, mix until all of the butter is evenly distributed.
  • Add to the top of the fruit in an even layer.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the top is crisp and golden

ready to bake
ready to bake

Incredible Fall Events!!!

Upcoming New England Fall Events
Summer is almost over, and like at a great clambake, your plate is filling up fast. But we've got some great events around the corner and NOW is your chance to sign up.

Join us this fall on Cape Cod, or in lovely Narragansett or Newport, R.I. for races and festivals ranging from a 5k to a full marathon! 
Ocean Drive | Newport
Ocean Road 10k

Cape Cod Brew Fest
September 26 | Cape Cod

The fourth annual Cape Cod Brew Fest will be our biggest yet - featuring over 80 American craft breweries, 300 beers, local food and live music. Join us at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in East Falmouth for this outdoor festival on September 26th!

Ocean Road 10k
October 4 | Narragansett

This rave-worthy 6.2-mile road race showcases the Ocean State's grandiose splendor and beachside beauty along glistening Narragansett Bay. This flat and fast course was named "Best 10K Northeast" in 2014 by Competitor Magazine.
Newport Marathon
Pell Bridge Run

Newport Marathon
October 11 | Newport

The City By The Sea is one of the area's most idyllic race routes. This marathon and half-marathon event features stunning views, including the famed mansions along Bellevue Avenue and gorgeous Ocean Drive. A can't-miss event!

Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run
October 25 | Newport

Check this beauty off your bucket list. Run or walk the iconic Pell Bridge at sunrise in a 4.1 mile event sponsored by Citizens Bank and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. All proceeds from this event are donated to local charities.
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Catching up (well, almost)

as this was recorded last week and only now appearing here, I clearly still have some catching up to do!

sunrise at Wells, ME
sunrise at Wells, ME

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day

The card from my daughters - thank you!

If at first you don't succeed, call Dad!
If at first you don't succeed, call Dad!