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An Optimist’s Guide To Cape Cod Spring

Spring Cape Cod
Written by Brian Tarcy

CAPE COD – Ah, spring on Cape Cod. It certainly is one of the four seasons. That is what the calendar says, and we have a calendar.

Spring is not winter. That is also what the calendar says. And we know that eventually, because it is spring, things will begin to grow. So we went looking on a walk through Falmouth on Saturday, and we indeed found signs of life.

Tiny buds, nesting ospreys, and blue skies were optimistic signs that this spring is going to be the best spring ever on Cape Cod. Right?

Also, and this is important to being an optimist about Cape Cod spring, it always changes. Every day there are changes. 

For instance, it was nice on Saturday. Today it is rainy and gray – this is spring. Things will change. We are counting on it. It’s really all we’ve got.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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Brian is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan with a long-running NFL predictions/political satire column connecting weekly world events to the fate of his favorite team, now at

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