Author Archives: Ray Boas

2 JUNE 2020 —THOUGHTS, REFLECTIONS and soon VIRTUAL TRIPS

I do not have to tell you 2020 is different and horrific for us all – pandemic, loss of life (by both virus and knee), loss of jobs and security, students without needed routine and graduation traditions, lack of equality, … Continue reading

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25 YEARS — 18 MAY 1995 to 18 MAY 2020

Some Dates You Remember, and Today is the Date for Me Twenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary Ray and Cathy (22 March 1956 – 13 May 2008) Some things you save for the memories — but most important are the memories in your … Continue reading

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FLAMINGOS — WALPOLE, NEW HAMPSHIRE STYLE

We have a problem in town, and I told you about that in my last post (sadly I may not be able to have a travel post until Maine opens in July, hopefully). The problem may have stemmed from a … Continue reading

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WALPOLE’S INVASIVE SPECIES – A UNIQUE VIRUS – AND MAYBE NO CURE

A story in the April issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION, that I publish, attracted a great deal of attention, and foretold a possible local problem resulting from Global Warming, or something else. A sort of “unique virus” has hit our … Continue reading

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7 April 2020 — REDUX of 7 April 2019 — ALL GOOD THINGS

For my recent travels the past six months I have been touring “Shunpiking with Ray” where I have enjoyed re-exploring, albeit verbally and with two dimensions instead of three. If you have followed me for any length of time you … Continue reading

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SMILES and HOPE – 4 APRIL 2020

With such concerns around the world, it is nice to see that hope still abounds. Earlier today, while out for a walk in from of my home, I discovered a number of decorated stones appearing in various places. I thought … Continue reading

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2020 – NOT WHAT WE PLANNED ON – AN UPDATE

Hi there. I last said “hi” to you 19 January 2020, when I gave you a New Year’s update on my lack of travels. Remember in 2018 I was slowing down? So I bought a new right hip in December … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – A JANUARY UPDATE

It has almost been a month since I last said hi, so “hi.” The little cars have not been out, so they have no shunpiking stories to share, nor have I made any recent trips in GiGi – the “new” … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS from “44” – 24 DECEMBER 2019

Just about perfect – 29 December 2016 the next year, 2017, I was at David’s, and last year, three weeks following hip surgery I watched the Live Nativity on the Common from my front window. This evening, 24 December, I … Continue reading

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OKEMO VALLEY INNDULGENCE TOUR 2019 – 8 DECEMBER 2019

It is that time of year, and there are so many wonderful things to do. On the 7th I could have gone to the Grafton, Vermont village open house, Christmas with Calvin Coolidge in Plymouth Notch, or celebrated in Weston. … Continue reading

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