Hello From Boston

I apologize for the lack of posts over the past week, but as most of you know my wife and I just completed a move to Boston.  We absolutely love our new home as well as the surrounding neighborhood.  I am enjoying a very cozy reading room surrounded by my Civil War library.  Our house is a short walk from a village area that includes a nice variety of restaurants and small shops.

Unfortunately, we are without Internet access until the middle of next week.  Let’s just say that our local Department of Motor Vehicles is more efficient than Comcast.  Although we’ve been tied up with house chores, we did manage to take a short walk through Forest Hills Cemetery, which is absolutely beautiful.  Along the way we found a number of noteworthy grave sites, including that of William Lloyd Garrison.

Posts may be sporadic for the next two weeks.  I have to make some final changes to my Crater manuscript and put together two teacher workshops for a Civil War Preservation Trust conference.  See you soon.

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10 comments… add one
  • Claudia Specht Nov 3, 2011 @ 17:02

    Hi Kevin,

    it was great to follow your comment on how you experienced your move to New England. Let me say welcome to a brand new life! It sounds very exciting, now that I have heard from my mom how both of you get on!
    Be save and take care.
    Love Claudia

    • Kevin Levin Nov 3, 2011 @ 17:05

      Hi Claudia,

      It’s nice to hear from you. All of us had a wonderful time last week. I hope you and Julia are doing well and we hope to see you both very soon. Life is great in Boston. Michaela and have finally settled in and we are slowly but surely getting to know the city. For me it’s been one adventure into American history after another. I feel like a kid in a candy store. All the best.

  • Larry Cebula Jul 7, 2011 @ 14:57

    Enjoy the summer, because in December the sun sets sometime as you are finishing lunch!

    • Kevin Levin Jul 7, 2011 @ 15:39

      That’s what I hear. 🙂

      • John Buchanan Jul 8, 2011 @ 11:35

        Sunlight is for weaklings!

        Oh, here are 2 words you need to learn as well, Kevin.

        Snow Blower!

        Have a nice Day!

  • John Buchanan Jul 5, 2011 @ 9:18


    If you go looking for DMV, you are hosed!

    In the Great Commonwealth of the North its called the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you ask for DMV they will charge you double for your fried clams!

    PS: They are called rotaries, not circles

    Best Of Luck,

    Buck Buchanan

    GO BRUINS!!!

    • Kevin Levin Jul 5, 2011 @ 9:33

      LOL… I am getting there. It’s a great city.

  • Arleigh Birchler Jul 2, 2011 @ 17:50

    Maybe you will get a chance to meet my cousin, Marc Ferguson. He posts to this discussion often.

  • J. L. Bell Jul 2, 2011 @ 17:01


    • Kevin Levin Jul 6, 2011 @ 12:38

      Looking forward to getting together at some point.

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