Oprah, Can I Have a Car?

Busy weekend at the Independent Film Festival, between volunteering and watching films. I saw four interesting documentaries. One was about Sasha Shulgin, a brilliant chemist who re-discovered the compound for the drug Ecstasy in the ’60s. He liked to experiment with psychedelic drugs, in a scientific sense. He thought that these types of drugs could […]

Happy Earth Day

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day…what will you pledge to do to make your life a little greener? I am going to buy as much organic food as I […]

Mussels and Harpoon

Had a lovely weekend in Vermont with Daisy and Az. We ate great food, drank good coffee, and most importantly, drank great beer. I checked two things off my birthday list. I tried a food I have never eaten. Mussels. I never thought I would live to see the day when I ate a mussel. […]

Cheese, Gromit

What a crazy week it’s been. Am heading to visit my friend Daisy in the glorious land of cheese, beer, and green hills. Hope everyone has a good weekend. Next week will be even crazier, because I am helping out with the amazing, stupendous IFFBoston. This is my seventh year of volunteering. The festival is […]

I Patted David Sedaris’s Hand

I patted David Sedaris’s hand tonight. It may have been a combination pat/pet…I can’t recall for sure. I am slightly mortified. Why did I do that! I saw him speak tonight. This is the fourth or fifth time I’ve been to one of his talks. He always signs books afterward, and the line is always […]