“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck

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Almost every year, I’ll walk into the Talbots on Boylston Street, stride up that handsome staircase, make ...

Today we celebrate the day my Mom came into the world, and every day since then the ...

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About Alan Ilagan

Alan Bennett Ilagan is a freelance writer and amateur photographer who resides in upstate New York. A graduate of Brandeis University, Ilagan has been published in Instinct, xy magazine, Windy City Times, Q Northeast, Metroland, commUNITY, and ‘The Project for a New Mythology.’ He contributed to Michael Breyette’s ‘Summer Moved On’ and ‘Illustrated Men.’ He has been profiled in Unzipped, Genre, Diversity Rules! Magazine, and Upstate Magazine and has worked with photographers Steven Underhill and Dennis Dean.