Victorian Boston, Pesto, and Gertrude Stein

Well, I had quite an interesting wrap-up of the birthday list. I toured a historic house in the Back Bay neighborhood yesterday. The house has been preserved rather than restored, so you really feel like you are stepping back in time. Three generations of the Gibson family lived in the house. The one son left […]

The List

If I cheat and use the Ptown visit and the Ptown whale watch as two separate items, I will be done with the birthday list by the weekend. I am having a really hard time with my birthday this year. I hope I can go to Ptown and just forget it is happening. So here […]

So Long, 25

One week from today, I will be 35. I have the ’80s song “Final Countdown” in my head. Not only will I say farewell to the 25–34 demographic, I will also say farewell to the 10-year-old photo on my driver’s license. I think it may be the best photo I’ve ever had taken. I was […]

No Items in One Weekend!

Here we are, the second to last weekend before my birthday, and I accomplished nothing on the list. I tried to…but that doesn’t cut it. As Yoda says there is no try, only do. Or something like that. I ventured to Mt. Vernon Street in Beacon Hill yesterday, to visit a historic home. I came […]

Falling into a Career

Last night I volunteered at an annual fundraiser for 826 Boston, a tutoring and writing center. One of the great things that the organization does is publish students’ writing every year. How thrilling for children and teenagers to see their writing in a real book! This year’s book launched at the event. Actually, two books […]