A New Year of Travel

It's a new year full of new experiences yet to be imagined. I have 48 things to do for my birthday list this year, which averages out to four new things per month. I kicked off the year by attending a travel show and seeing travel writer Patricia Schultz speak. I didn't know her background... Continue Reading →

Chocolate and a Croissant

I love chocolate. I love croissants. I love chocolate croissants. I visited a new place in my neighborhood for the croissant. It's super-new, having just opened in the last month or so. It's a French place called Cremeux that sells French pastries, sandwiches, coffee, and Belgian chocolate. I ran in to get something to go,... Continue Reading →

A Royal Visit: Part 2

As luck would have it, my office building looks out onto the back of the Four Seasons, where Will and Kate were staying during their visit. Although I work remotely most of the time, my student employees and I had decided weeks earlier to work in the office on Friday, December 2—which was the day... Continue Reading →

A Royal Visit

The media called Prince William and Princess Kate’s recent visit to Boston “their Super Bowl moment.” It was their first visit to the US in 14 years, as well as their first overseas trip after Queen Elizabeth’s death. Well, their visit was my Super Bowl moment. No, staking them out at their hotel and awards... Continue Reading →

And All That Jazz

I had heard about a recurring jazz concert series in my neighborhood before COVID hit. I didn't know much about it, except that it was free (donations encouraged) and it was held in the basement of the local VFW hall. Then COVID happened, and I didn't give it another thought for years. A month or... Continue Reading →

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