Posts in New England
Summer in Boston; An Insiders Guide

Extended version of piece for NZ Herald Travel Section, March 25, 2019

Boston is one of the oldest cities in America, rich in colonial and maritime history, the architecture spans all of the countries eras and the city is littered with momentous locations across the centuries, but less widely known are the modernization, growth, and food scene which have emerged in the recent decade, bringing the best of the old and new side by side. In the summer the city reverberates with festivals, live music, free outdoor activities, farmers markets and endless ways to enjoy the culture. There has never been a better time to visit Boston.

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Windy Media : Our small shop won a big award.

If you work in advertising, you’ve probably heard of Adweek.

By their own measurement, the magazine reaches 100% of the Fortune 500 CMOs and senior executives from the top 150 media agencies. More than 150,000 agency and media-decision makers subscribe.

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"Dear Senator" honored with Adweek ARC Award 2019

I am beyond thrilled and humbled to finally be able to announce that our amazing team at Windy Media won the Adweek ARC Award 2019 for Best Use of Short-Form Nonfiction Series category with “Dear Senator” Planned Parenthood of America series shot summer 2018. I grew up reading Adweek and am so excited to be included in the awardees, many of whom are big budget commercial studios and ad agencies.

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A woman's right to choose

A few weeks ago I had the extraordinary opportunity to direct a film about women exercising a vital American freedom, the right to choose with Windy Films and Planned Parenthood.  Although it is very hard to believe that we are in a moment when progress could roll back, but the defense of women's reproductive health and choice stands in the hand's of two senators, Sen Susan Collins of Maine and Alaska's Sen Lisa Murkowski. 

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Sculpting with Fog in Boston's Emerald Necklace

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in Boston for artist Fujiko Nagasaki created five site specific fog sculptures throughout the Greenway, which disperse magical fog on the hour and half hour across the landscape.

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Walking together always

I have spent the last weeks in shock, dumbfounded by intensity of the sadness and pain of loss I feel with Mia’s passing.  I thought I had prepared for this, having spent so many years with her in ER’s and hospitals, she had been to more types of specialists and doctors in her short 6 years and 5 months with me than I have seen in 37 years.  I used to expect her to pass on the regular, placing my hand on her curly blond torso for the rise and fall. This so familiar, from nights with pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, surgeries and unnamed scares, that when the breath went out of her the final time in the hospital I found myself utterly unable to fathom that her tiny body was truly still. 

We had dodge death so many times, how did it finally catch us? And how had I been so unprepared to let her go when we lived so vibrantly with gratitude every day.

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Spring comes to New England

I am a major lover of all things winter-in truth my only non favorite New England season is spring (I know this is incorrect grammar, as well as an unpopular opinion) because around here it is mostly a long winter followed by mud season and a week of spring before summer.

But as the weeks tick down to my departure for Africa I must admit I am chaffing a bit against our weekly storms, and the indoor bike, although I owe Keith Kelly a huge debt of gratitude for the gear which has allowed me to ride many miles to high octane films in my dining room.

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Winter Comes to New England

Some people, okay most people, in New England complain about the weather, its one of the local hobbies. A way of engaging and connecting without actually sharing any personal information. But I adore winter, you just have to get out there and embrace the weather rather than hide from it. Then winter is yet another amazing season in New England!

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Roadtripping, Part 3, Heading up the Bay of Fundy

When a road appears passable on google maps only half of the day, and is "subject to extreme tidal conditions," meaning underwater, you have to drop everything and head to this road! 

So Mia and I headed straight for the road to Minister’s Island, in Saint Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick.  She was far less excited than I was by driving out into the Bay of Fundy, but by this point had gotten into the spirit of the trip fully.  As 90’s baby in an 80’s Mercedes came on the radio, we rumbled out across the cobbles of the “road” and enjoyed the otherworldly aspect of a road which is underwater and then not. 

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