Michelle Blake – author, wife, mother of two, my mother’s best childhood friend and also, my (middle) namesake. Over the last few years they have reunited and upon my Mother’s last visit to New England we made a visit to her new home in Vermont. She has lived in Cambridge for many years so I have been in touch since I moved to Boston. Last month she moved to Vermont full time and purchased her dream home. It is an amazing haven for a writer. I had a moment with her and her husband, Dennis, in June before they moved in.