“A Nation Distracted”

On my walk home just now, I came across a kid skateboarding while talking on a cell phone. He was maybe 10 years old. He would skate forward a few feet, and then turn his board around and skate toward me. Then go forward again. All while talking on the phone. I tried to make […]

National Park Week

April 17–25 is National Park Week. Check out the national website for events. Boston peeps, here is the local info… And of course, April 22 is Earth Day. Visit the Sierra Club website, pledge to do something positive for the environment, and you will be entered to win a trip to Hawaii.

Happy Anniversary, Twin Peaks

Today is the 20th anniversary of the debut of Twin Peaks. It is my favorite TV show of all time. The first time I saw it was at a theater cast party. I was a freshman in high school. My friend Daisy and I were embarking on an illustrious high-school career as prop women. Freshman […]

Little Needles

I tried acupuncture for the first time last night. It was an…interesting experience. It really wasn’t painful, but it really wasn’t painless either. I felt some very strange sensations. Which my acupuncturist assured me meant that “it was working.” I had 14 needles in me total. I felt strange sensations in four spots. Twenty-four hours […]

Bunker Hill

My friend Mary joined me on my Bunker Hill adventure today. It was a gorgeous day to be outside, exploring a new part of Boston. I think I had only been to Charlestown once. That’s where the Bunker Hill monument is. I had heard that you could walk up inside the monument, but I had […]