Take a Holiday Stroll through Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

What is it about small town U.S.A? They just get everything right. The charm of the people. The perfectly lined streets decked out ever so vividly for the holidays. Visions of yesteryear floating through your head instead sugarplums. What are sugarplums? The nearby town of Stockbridge, MA is perhaps center stage for all small towns….

Battening Down the Hatches

Living at or above 1,000 feet is often a joy, especially during the winter time when the snow really piles up. During the fall, the views are picturesque. During a hurricane, nothing is all that joyous! The talk today has been how bad the winds from Sandy are going to be, especially at the higher…

Oh Sandy!

Spare me anymore details about the impending storm. We all remember last year how we were snowbound for days without electricity and any working cell phone service. It was as if we were living in a pre modern world! Scary? Heck yeah! It’s not something I want to live through again, though the odds are…

Litchfield County Foliage Fades Away, With a Bang

You know, I just love it. I love the changing of the seasons, particularly at home in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Tonight before work, I took a little drive up through Norfolk then back down into Winchester Center and eventually making my way back home to Torrington. Why did I do this? Well, I’m all about…

Falling Back into Fall: New England’s Best Season

Ah, here it is all over again. Crisp mornings followed by sun drenched afternoons that seem to radiate even more with the vibrant colors of the leaves on the trees. Fall is upon is and is in full swing here in my little corner of Connecticut, Litchfield County. It didn’t take long for autumn to…

Social Media Minute: Introducing Timeline

Changes are coming once again to your Facebook account. In just about a week, Facebook has given users notice that they will transition users personal pages to the new timeline format. Timeline is a hip new way to explore life on Facebook. Think of it as a diary of your entire life portrayed right in…

Snowshoeing in Northwestern Connecticut

What is it about snow that brings out the kid in you? It seems for me, each time it snows, a bit of childhood comes back with it. Maybe that’s why I enjoy it so much, then again, I could just be wildly insane. Either way, when there’s a snow day to be had, you…

Who has the Best Coffee on the Cheap?

As Americans, we’re all on a budget. The dollar just doesn’t go as far as it used to. It includes everything, even our morning cup of joe which can cost anywhere from two to five dollars on the average. So, how can you make the pinch feel less harsh? Make a stop at your local…

The Cow Story: A Secret to Happiness

People often ask me, “Mike, why are you so darn happy all the time?”. I often come back with the response of “Why, should I be miserable or something?”. It’s a question that is posed to me everyday. Some wonder if it’s the gallons of coffee I drink a day. Sorry, it’s not the coffee,…

Explore the Great Outdoors, Indoors!

It’s cold. Period. There’s no question in my mind that the place to be is indoors, but am I really the type of person to just stay in my home all day hibernating my life away from the elements? Not at all! Today, I took a ride out to Cabella’s in nearby East Hartford. Cabella’s,…

The Opportunity of a Lifetime: Covering The Dew Tour

This has got to be one of the best weeks of my life. Not only will I be making my way up to Vermont to check out Killington Resorts winter Dew Tour, I’ll also be covering it! You see, it all started when an email came to my inbox last week asking if I would…

Christmas in Killington

Christmas eve, the bags were packed. Presents were all wrapped and tucked in a bag under the tree ready to depart in the morning for a Christmas vacation that was already shaping up to be one of the most memorable vacations in a very long time. Come Christmas morning, my mother and I embarked on…