Roundup of January/February 2018 Posts

I got so busy last month, I forgot to do the usual monthly roundup of blog posts. Well, today we’re being bashed by a classic nor’easter with high winds and heavy rain that might turn into snow later on. Spring in New England.

Sparrows, hedge, winter, roundup of January/February 2018 PostsSusanne Skinner and I wrote most of the posts but Seth jumped in with one. I also published a post from fellow blogger John Hawthorne. If you are interested in writing a post, either regularly or when the impulse strikes you, just let me know. I’m always looking for good content.

That means you have more to choose from in this roundup of January/February 2018 posts. Pick your category, choose a post, and dig in.

Boston and History

Business and Technology

Food and Cooking

Friends and Family

Health and Safety

Life and Culture


Movies and Books


Marketing School, R2-D2, C3-PO, Terminator, Robots

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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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