Many thanks to Mary Tucker McLoud for sending a copy of the book from which these photos originally appeared. The book is titled Storming Ashore and was published by the Gloucester Daily Times after the October 30th, 1991 no-name storm. The focus of this batch of photos is to show the extensive property damage to homes along the Atlantic side of Cape Ann.Storm damage 1 Storm damage 2 Storm damage 3 Storm damage 4 Storm damage 5 Storm damage 6 Storm damage 7 Storm damage 8 Storm damage 11 See More Photos Here Continue reading “MORE ATLANTIC ROAD DEMOLISHED ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE STORM MAYHEM PHOTOS”

When I Visit The Docks At Night


When I Visit The Docks at Night


When I visit the docks at night I enter a mystical realm;

what’s familiar in the daylight becomes a stage for a

pageant from another age –a reminder of what has been

and a plea from the past for us not to forget.


Work for the day has ended, the docks are empty.

The boats are all secured and the gulls are quiet.

It’s night and our vision is limited, but small sounds,

as from an unseen wind chime, render accompaniment.


The stage is set as the yellow glare from the tethered boats

is diffused in the mist that has descended across the harbor.

It offers a comforting aura to an audience of one

and a mellow atmosphere that softens the chill night air.


At night in the shadows cast by the pilings and the rigging

and the nearby buildings on the wharf, unseen and unheard,

I listen to the hubbub of the ancient crews as they gather

on these docks to lay in stores and ice and their very lives.


I see their dories nested on deck, the trawl tubs loaded

and the buoys and anchors assembled.

They await their voyage to the Banks and their

deployment at the proper time and place.


I see hope in those faces that their dories may

be filled with hundreds of thousands of pounds

of fish; that their payday is generous and their

return to this good port is swift and safe.


And, as I listen and watch this pageant unfold,

my wish is that all those whose voices I hear

and whose faces I see and whose hopes I feel, will return

to perform for me when I again visit the docks at night.


© Marty Luster 2012

Encore, first posted  June 3, 2012

Alicia Unleashed Episode 18 with special guests B-Side and Tyler DeWolfe


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Alicia Unleashed Episode 18 with special guests B-Side and Tyler DeWolfe

Topics Include:

Full House Intro, Alicia has never watched Netflix, Fuller House came out on Netflix, Fuller House review, Old characters Vs. New characters, Hunter Pence, AT&T Park in San Francisco, Props to Lamar Rollins at Half Time Show, Ashley Graham VS. Cheryl Tiegs, Bridget is short, Long Island Medium, Joey loves shoes, Live Musicals, Burst into song, 2chainz, Lip Sync Battle, O’Maley lip syncs back in the day, Cameras used to be allowed in school, No response to a text message, Ghosting, Has anyone ghosted on Kyle?, Weather has been amazing, Dogs and the sirens, Bridget gave up dating only to start dating, Natural progression of dating, Fat Bottomed Girl


Cauliflower Fried Rice

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This is delicious, and a great alternative to regular rice if you are watching calories and/or carbs. There are 45g of carbs and 206 calories in a cup of rice vs. 5g carbs and 27 calories in a cup of cauliflower.

Also, there have been several dozen studies linking cauliflower-containing diets to cancer prevention, particularly with respect to bladder, breast, colon, prostate, and ovarian cancer. Cauliflower provides detoxifying support, has excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and is good for cardiovascular and digestive support, so adding more cauliflower to your diet is a healthy idea. Even if you don’t particularly like cauliflower, you can barely taste it in this recipe.  Also kids will probably like it and won’t know if you don’t tell them it is cauliflower.

This is a very easy recipe that you can alter to your own taste. Take a head of cauliflower (currently on sale 2 for $4 at MarketBasket), and run it through a food processor (or chop by hand, which is easy) until it is the size of rice grains.

Saute diced onion and garlic (or green onion if you prefer) in sesame oil and then add in the cauliflower and cook until the consistency of cooked rice (don’t overcook).  The quantity of onion and garlic/green onion is up to your taste.  I personally don’t think there is such a thing as too much of either.

Beat up two eggs and add into the mix until cooked (or you can scramble the eggs separately and add in).

Add in soy sauce and other seasoning to taste (I added pepper, dill and some Chia seed to mine).  If you are vegetarian, you can skip the eggs, and it still tastes great.  If you are a hardcore carnivore, like Joey, you can add in crumbled cooked bacon or diced pork.  I added black beans and corn to mine.

To your health!
E.J. Lefavour

Reiki for a Cause: Family Promise North Shore Boston and More

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Reiki for a Cause – Community Reiki Shares are held ‘first Tuesdays. Each month, a charity is selected to receive a portion of the proceeds (net proceeds up to 100%.) Charities that have been selected through the years have included those on Cape Ann (Cape Ann Animal Aid, Wellspring, SeniorCare Inc. Open Door,) the North Shore (Beverly Bootstraps, Reid’s Ride,) individuals and families in need, and charitable causes abroad.

This month’s designee is Family Promise North Shore Boston. Hear what our Reiki Colleague, Carol B had to say about Family Promise

“Family Promise North Shore Boston is a nonprofit interfaith hospitality network that provides temporary shelter, meals, hospitality, and case management for families experiencing homelessness on the North Shore.
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Family Promise North Shore Boston began serving homeless families in May of 2013. They bring together existing community resources and volunteers in order to…

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HomieCast 14 with @CraigShoots, @Eves3, @CoachDeWolfe, Rick Doucette, and @Joey_C Taped 2/29/16

Fresh HomieCast For Your Commute
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The Homie Cast


HomieCast 14 with @Craig Kimberley, James Eves, Chris DeWolfe, Rick Doucette, and @Joey_C Taped 2/29/16


Topics Include:

HomieCast menu- sausage pepper and onions, shrimp on the @STOKGrills Charcoal Drum. Copious amounts of beer.
Sports Illustrated Cover Model
June 4th GMG BBQ for Open Door  Craig and Hannah regularly go to open door to volunteer and cook for folks there, he mentioned it to me, i mentioned it to Sefatia, and its happening
Leap day
Oscars-   Blacks being left out of Oscars.  How do you solve that?  Do you say no matter what we have to nominate someone black? Or do movies with black actors get pushed through regardless if you think they deserve it or not.
Brady’s contract
Red Sox
Proper way to leave eggs in the carton

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73 x 2 =146

March.  After years of teaching, March marks the beginning of the end of the school year.  That has many implications as a teacher.  As a mother, it also means that the end of lunch packing is on the horizon.  Victory dance.  A mere 73 (give or take) nights of lunch packing left for each boy.  Only about 146 more lunches to pack.  Sigh.

If you’ve followed my posts at all you’ve probably heard me whine about lunch packing before, so I apologize.  While easy…it is the biggest time suck of all of the things I do for my boys.  I’ll take a load of laundry (socks included) over lunch packing any day.

It sounds simple, but it is actually quite involved.  This is the spread that is filled, packed, and unpacked  Not to mention the hand washing and drying of each container so that they can be used the next day.  Two lunch boxes packed with a main meal, some cut up fruit + veggies, and usually some banana, or apple, or pumpkin bread thanks to the world’s best grandmother who bakes some regularly for the boys, two snack bags packed with a variety of snacks in little containers, two small water bottles for in the lunch boxes, and 2 larger ones for the playground, gym class, fitness class, etc.  and 6 ice packs.  No joke.


Vote Super Tuesday (3/1) & Support Your Local PTO

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Cape Ann Community

Democracy is not a spectator sport, despite what the media may project.
You can’t complain about the outcome unless you participate = VOTE.
Voting matters. Our country was founded on the principle of representation, which was a revolutionary idea in its time.
I really don’t care who you vote for (or vote against) – I just really want as many people to show up and vote as possible. To me, participation matters more than outcomes.
AND while you are at your local Cape Ann polling station, chances are, you’ll be at one of your local school buildings. PLEASE buy something at their PTO bake sale. Parents worked hard to make those tasty-yummies and all the proceeds go to making kids education more enriched and diverse.
WIN-WIN all around!
Can I get an “amen””?

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Astronomy Talks at the Sawyer Free Library

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saturn_moonsThe Gloucester Area Astronomy Club, Gloucester Lyceum and the Sawyer Free Library are teaming up again this Spring to bring you “Exploring the Night Sky,” a series of all-new presentations on Amateur Astronomy! The talks will be held in the Friend room, and are scheduled on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 on March 5 and 19, and April 2, 23 and 30.

This Saturday, March 5 at 1:00, we’re pleased to bring you Astronomy Magazine staff writer Glenn Chaple with a presentation on enjoying astronomy with small telescopes. You don’t need a thousand-dollar monster to see a whole lot of what the universe has to offer, and Glenn will show you how it’s done. Glenn will have on hand a number of inexpensive telescopes for you to check out and ask questions about, and you will be amazed at what’s visible without breaking the bank.

Come see and hear…

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