Roundup of September-October 2023 Blog Posts

autumn leaves, fence, blue sky, Hudson, August 2023Okay, Halloween’s over and that means October is in the rear-view mirror. We look ahead to Thanksgiving and then the Christmas holiday. Before that, however, let’s take a look back at the fall posts.

Because I spent so much time working in September and October, I didn’t do much writing on The Next Phase Blog. So, I’m pulling together both months into one roundup. While I missed the writing, I was out of the house for most of the day, five to six days a week. That’s the downside.

Roundup of September-October 2023 Posts

Cruiseport, Cruise Ships, Reserved Channel, Two ships, September-October 2023 postsThe upside is that I gave tours to over 1600 cruise ship passengers, learned three new tours, lost four pounds, made enough money for another Viking River Cruise, and had a lot of fun. All in all, that’s a pretty good outcome.

You’ll see a lot of Boston posts because that’s where I spent most of my time: which means that’s where I got most of my creative inspiration.

Following is two months’ worth: the September/October 2023 blog posts. If you were as busy as I, you may not have had time to read the ones I did publish. So, here’s another opportunity to catch up.

Boston and History

Books and Entertainment

Business and Technology

Lifestyle & Culture

A Crimp in the Writing

Ordinarily, having summarized the September-October 2023 posts, I would jump right back into writing more. Unfortunately, I’m having rotator cuff surgery on Nov. 3 and my right arm will be in a sling for four to six weeks. That puts me on the Disabled List, and I expect that to put a crimp in my writing.

But who knows? I may be able rest the sling on my desk and just use my fingers to type. Hope springs eternal. Stay tuned.

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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. She is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston and lives in Hudson, MA.

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