Roundup of November 2022 Posts

Bug on Windshield, WaspAlthough I had little time to write in November 2022, The Next Phase Blog did receive several comments that updated or added to some of the posts I did publish.

  • Old Friend Nancy Harrington replied to my post on catalogs with some advice. “Use the PaperKarma app,” she said, “and you’ll never receive another catalog.” I have downloaded the app and will follow the directions to stop the blizzard of pre-Christmas catalogs. Thank you, Nancy.


  • South Boston Power Plant, Seaport, Reserved ChannelFellow Boston By Foot docent Sharon Fogarty updated “Photo Ops in the Seaport: Part 2” with a more recent photograph of the South Boston Power Station. Admittedly, I took my pic in October and haven’t been back to the Reserved Channel since. It looks like the demolition team has made a lot of progress and the stacks no longer loom so high over South Boston.


  • Some suggested names came in for our new and Nameless Cat, including a slew of them from our granddaughters. After much consideration we named him Mookie Best. Regardless of decisions made by Red Sox home office, we have another Mookie in Boston. His fielding needs some work, though. And he has trouble holding the bat.

Roundup of November 2022 Posts

I’m almost embarrassed by how few posts appeared last month, except that I was inundated with things to do and place to go. There just wasn’t enough room for either thinking or writing. As they say, sometimes you’re the windshield and sometimes you’re the bug. In November, I was the bug.


Boston and History


Lifestyle and Culture

That’s All She Wrote

That’s it. There ain’t no more for last month. But my calendar has more room for writing in December. It opened up as of today, so I hope to get back to writing more this week.

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About Aline Kaplan

Aline Kaplan is a published author, a blogger, and a tour guide in Boston. She formerly had a career as a high-tech marketing and communications director. Aline writes and edits The Next Phase Blog, a social commentary blog that appears multiple times a week at She has published over 1,000 posts on a variety of subjects, from Boston history to science fiction movies, astronomical events to art museums. Under the name Aline Boucher Kaplan, she has had two science fiction novels (Khyren and World Spirits) published by Baen Books. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies published in the United States, Ireland, and Australia. Aline’s articles have also appeared on the Atlas Obscura website. She has been an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America since 1988 and is a long-term member of the Spacecrafts science/fantasy writers’ group. As a tour guide, Aline leads architectural and historical walking tours of the city for Boston By Foot, ghost tours for Haunted Boston and historical bus tours of the city. She lectures on Boston history and has appeared in the Boston Globe, as well as on TV for Chronicle, an award-winning television program that broadcasts stories of New England. As a lecturer, Aline has spoken at Brandeis and Tufts universities for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She has also addressed as service organizations and local meetings. She is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston and lives in Hudson, MA.

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