Chilling on the South Shore

My birthday destination this year was Scituate, a town about an hour south of Boston. We couldn't venture very far this year, because I had to travel for my college reunion the day after my birthday. Scituate was a nice little town on the ocean. Not too much going on, but we had some really... Continue Reading →

Staring Down 47

My birthday is next week. I initially groan and kvetch with every passing year, but then I remind myself that every day is a gift and getting older "beats the alternative." I am thankful for living another year, even though this last one was one of the hardest years of my life, health-wise. Physically and... Continue Reading →

Sundae on a Sunday

Ice cream is one of my favorite foods, if I haven't mentioned it before. So I love trying new ice cream shops. When a franchise of my hometown Abbott's closed during the pandemic, it was a serious bummer. I got one last cone on one of its last days. But, at some point, another ice... Continue Reading →

On Traveling While Black

A few days ago, I saw a Facebook ad for the 3rd Annual National Antiracist Book Festival, which was being hosted by the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. The event was held virtually yesterday. All of the sessions sounded interesting, but I already had plans for most of the day. I squeezed in... Continue Reading →

Joining the Litter Cleanup Crew

Litter is beyond annoying. It hurts wildlife and it's ugly to look at. I've been wanting to follow in writer David Sedaris's footsteps for a while...he picks up trash during his miles-long daily walks. He even had a garbage truck named after him in England. Well, I'm finally doing it. Once I am taking daily... Continue Reading →

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