Nahanton Park

Suburban Wilds

Allen and I have been discovering so many new parks and natural areas this summer. Our neighboring suburb of Newton is a treasure trove of such places. We’ve been to a few parks that are so untouched, so verdant, that they look and feel like jungles. We didn’t last too long at Nahanton Park because […]

Gardens at Elm Bank

Gardens at Elm Bank

Allen and I have been exploring a lot of parks and gardens the past few months. I feel grateful to live near so many interesting and historic public green spaces. We visited the Gardens at Elm Bank the other day. It is run by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, so there are a number of different […]

rosemary tea

Rosemary Tea and a German Pancake

Here are some recent kitchen adventures: I love the taste of rosemary, but I don’t often purchase it. So when I had some left over after I bought some recently, I decided to make some rosemary tea. I read that the herb provides many health benefits, so even better! I boiled some water, threw in […]

Patricia

One of the 154,000+

Worrying and being angry about COVID-19 has become my part-time job. I’m trying to keep it under control, but as the death rate climbs in the US, so does my rage and fear. The talk of schools opening now, or within weeks, or in September, is also fueling my rage. The pandemic is not under […]

Little Women 1994

Little Women: A Study

Some friends and I saw the 2019 film Little Women soon after it was released. I was curious to see how it would compare to the 1994 version, which I’ve watched 20+ times. Of course it couldn’t compare to a film that I’ve watched 20+ times. I’ve loved the hell out of the 1994 version. […]