Purely by chance

On a recent vacation in Napa Valley, en route to our first of many glasses of Cabernet, I stumbled across one of Patrick Dougherty’s super-sized nests out in the wild. ...

Re-imagining Ropes

Editor’s Note: Beginning Saturday, May 23, PEM invites visitors on a lively and interactive journey through one of its most storied properties. PEM’s Ropes Mansion — located at 318 Essex St. ...

From the intern desk

It’s a dreary October afternoon outside Robert and Lillian Bohlen’s house in Andover, Mass., but inside the mood is considerably lighter. I hardly notice the gloom beyond the windows as ...
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Tom Coakley is the assistant editor of the Globe West regional print edition and this Brookline site.