After 40 years as a journalist, I turned 60 and decided to return to my first love--painting. Since then, I’ve exhibited watercolors and photographs in Massachusetts and my photographs of Mexico decorate three local restaurants. I collect way too many things, but my great passion is antique photographs, from the earliest—daguerreotypes (circa 1840) up to 1900 (cabinet cards, tintypes.) I approach each one as a mystery to solve, and in unlocking their secrets have met some fascinating historic figures, whom I blog about frequently. My husband Nick and I live in Grafton, MA and recently celebrated our 45th anniversary. We have 3 children, now amazing adults, and two delightful grandchildren whom I visit in Manhattan as often as they'll let me. But my blog posts aren't all about grandparenting (although photos of the grandkids sneak in). They're mostly about travel, art, photography and life after sixty. And crone power!

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