Shash & Seb visit Newmarket

Last weekend we hosted our first pajama party when Shash & Seb made an overnight trip to the seacoast as part of their week in NH.

Saturday night we took part in the haunted tour of Fort Constitution and the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. A paranormal evening indeed!

The next morning we had breakfast at the Big Bean Cafe and spent time at Schanda Park on the Lamprey River.

Click for photos of their visit



Hello, WordPress.  It’s been awhile.  In fact, it’s been so long, you’ve really changed your admin/text editor and I’m a little lost behind the scenes here.  I see different settings for uploading photos and videos that I’ll have to explore another time.

The good news is that I’ll have updates over the coming weeks, not only recent, but I’ll also catch us up from July.

A most recent update that I discovered only last night is that my 9/11 essay, the last entry I made below, was used by an English teacher friend in her classroom for the 10th anniversary.  She assigned each line of the essay to different students who read them aloud, and I believe two other teachers in her school used it as well.  Neat.  I’m glad someone took use of it, since it took me a few years to put that one together.  It’s nice to know someone “got” it, and spread it around, and that I wasn’t writing into a black hole vacuum.

Tonight I was updating my official bio in Google+ (you know, where I’ve been hanging out lately), and thought I’d also paste it below as a slice of life.  Keep checking back, as I intend to update photos to Flickr dating back to the summer.  Hopefully soon.  Happy December to all.


A native New Yorker now living in New England, Margaret McAleese’s full-length biography play about Amelia Earhart, There’s a Girl in Boston, was commissioned and produced by Yellow Taxi Productions in Nashua, NH (considered for the American Theatre Critics Association’s New Play Award, 2003).

Margaret’s essay From Haystacks to Handbrakes was the first-place winner of the annual “My Brooklyn” writing festival sponsored by the Brooklyn Public Library in NYC in 2007.

Her short play, Captured, was chosen for the 2010 New Works Festival presented by New Hampshire Theatre Project, and in the Fall of 2010, her short play, Seven Sisters, was selected for performance as part of An Evening of Steampunk and Robot Theatre presented at The Players’ Ring in Portsmouth, NH.

In May 2011, Margaret participated in the 24 Hour Novel Project by contributing the entirety of chapter four to Overfly (a novel written in 24 hours by 23 writers).  In June she was a member of a writing team as well as a performer for a 48 Hour Film Project submission, and in November she was one of the playwrights selected for New Hampshire’s first 24 Hour Play Festival produced by Theatre KAPOW.  She capped off 2011 by performing in an old-time radio theatre production of A Christmas Carol at the Stone Church.