Happy Birthday To The Most Loving Giving Mom In The World

You know when you go to buy a birthday card at CVS and they’re all so sappy with superlatives that are completely over-the-top gushing about the person you’re buying the card for?

Well there truly aren’t enough superlatives for how much our mom does for us.

Even after losing our dad.

Knowing we can always count on her. She may not seem like a rock to everyone else but to the people that are really around our family, they all know how much of a rock she is.

We love you so much Ma. Wouldn’t trade you in for all the other mothers in the world.

You’re our rock. You’re our constant.

I wish a simple “thank you” could cover it all but there will never be thank you enough.

Love, us-

Still Loving My Dollar Shave Club Razor Service! Thanks Rick Doucette!

Best Razor I’ve Ever Used And It’s Not Even Close (‘cept the shave that is)…

The heft and solid feel of the handle they send you, the smoothness of the shave, the way lower cost.  Dollar Shave Club IS AN ABSOLUTE NO BRAINER.  It’s a downright luxurious shaving experience and it is one third the cost of buying Gillette Razors.

You can sign up, try it for one month and if you don’t like it cancel.  There is no question in my mind that once you try it you won’t go back.  Perfect stocking stuffer gift.  $6

Join The Dollar Shave Club Here

Watch the unboxing video and first shave-

Dollar Shave Club Unboxing Pics-

Join The Dollar Shave Club Here

This was the original post which led me to ordering signing up for Dollar Shave Club about a week ago-

In light of my recent shaving disaster I’m taking my boy Rick Doucette’ (among other people’s) advice.  Literally 7 different people emailed me today telling me how much they dig the dollar saving club service.

Rick Says These Razors Are Great and They Ship You 4 New Blades Each Month for $6 Including Shipping and Handling.


What a handsome son of a gun the Rick Doucette is.

So for $72 a year I’ll get 48 Blades.  Way Less Than Gillette razors for the same quality shave.  I get to toss the blades once a week and use a fresshie.  They give you a free handle and if you don’t like the razors you simply quit without any obligation.  No Brainer city baby.

I ordered the middle of the line razors-


From the site-

How it Works

Are you ready to join the ranks of our enlightened membership?

Dollar Shave Club couldn’t be simpler. Select one of our great razors, pay one low monthly fee, and we send ‘em right to your door. No more over-paying for fancy brand name shave tech.

No more forgetting to buy your blades.


Beautiful but fleeting surprise spring sighting at Bass Rocks this weekend- a male Red-winged Blackbird collecting cattail fluff for nest building, and two species of herons foraging, a Great Egret and Black-crowned Night Heron. Oh Joyous Spring!

JOEANN HART SAWYER FREE LIBRARY READING THURSDAY FOR HER NEW BOOK “Stamford ’76, A True Story of Murder, Corruption, Race, and Feminism in the 1970s”

Dear Cape Ann Friends,

Today is the official release of Stamford ’76, A True Story of Murder, Corruption, Race, and Feminism in the 1970s. Woo hoo. And only 20 years in the making.

I have a reading at the library at 7 this Thursday, April 18th, and I will be doing a Gloucester Writers Center event at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center on May 22nd. Other regional readings are on my website, http://www.joeannhart.com. Come join me when you can. Love you all.


Alicia Unleashed- Burlington Bound


Episode 90.5
A BONUS EPISODE! We roadcasted, we know how much Bossman really loves that!

We touch base with eachother (because it’s been a minute). Bside discsusses her 1 of 2 Bucket List trips to New Orleans (7 days prior). Alicia disusses her 8 days of travel coming up. Why we are headed to Burlington, VT. Our plans while in Vermont, Cabot/Ben & Jerry’s, etc.

Summer Goals. (wait what?)

How was Burlington, what did we do? Did we hit all the spots we said we would?

Listen now and find out!

Oh and we did some plugs!

May 4th-Barre to Benefit The Sunrise Fund-The Energy Barre Beverly https://www.facebook.com/events/551452932049342/

May 9th-Ipswich Bay Cornhole @True North Brewery to benefit Hook-A-Cure 6pm

May 13th-The Sunrise Fund Golf Tournament

Hook-A-Cure Fishing Tournament July 19th @ Mile Marker

#burlingtonbound #bucketlistcheck #roadcast #podcast #aliciaunleached #cabotcreamery #benandjerrys #thesunrisefund #hookacure

Notre Dame is burning – engulfed


John Taylor Arms etching and aquatint on cream laid paper 1925.jpg
John Taylor Arms Notre Dame 1925 etching and aquatint on cream laid paper
John Taylor Armsthe Gargoyle and His quarry, Notre Dame 1920 etching
John Taylor Arms the Gargoyle and His Quarry, Notre Dame

Hawk Nest

I think our backyard hawk nest may have eggs. I see a hawk in there nearly all day and I believe it to be a nesting female. Unfortunately I haven’t yet figured out a way to get a “bird’s eye view” of these eggs/hatchlings (though I am considering arranging for a bucket truck to assist…….kidding, or course) so I don’t have good photos to share of this little family. But here are some other recent hawk photos to bring them to your mind.  They are quite beautifully majestic.