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 […]

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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. […]

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First Foray into Meal Kits

I’ve never enjoyed cooking…mainly because I don’t really know how to. The thought of cooking dinner for 30, 40 minutes after a day of work has never been appealing. Living in a studio with almost no kitchen counter space for 10 years didn’t help matters either. But, my current apartment does have some kitchen counter […]

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Virtual Volunteering

I discovered a passion for volunteering when it helped me find my way out of a dark place 10+ years ago. It showed me a new purpose in life; it exposed me to myriad nonprofits doing amazing work; it gave me hope to work alongside countless volunteers who were also giving of their time. Some […]

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Boston Movie Quest

I’ve lived in Boston for 21 years now. For better or for worse, it’s home. So I thought it would be entertaining to watch as many movies set in Boston as I can find (that I haven’t seen before). This quest has led me to watch three wildly different movies recently: The Bostonians, The Departed, […]