The Stakes of Everyday Life

I saw Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men, speak last night at the MFA. He was witty and very chatty. He wore bright red socks with his dark suit. He told us that, like all writers, he draws on his personal experiences when writing. He had a crush on his babysitter when he was […]

His or Hoar

I record books for the blind and dyslexic about once a month. I do it because I think it is an important and necessary program, but I also greatly enjoy the icing on the cake. Which is being able to play back a recording of myself laughing. I find it hysterical to listen to myself […]

Free Museum Day This Saturday

Thousands of museums are offering free admission this Saturday, September 25! Thank you, Smithsonian. Visit the site for a list of participating museums, and for the ticket you’ll need to print out.

Sunset Cruise

One of the best things ever invented: The Groupon. If you don’t know Groupon, get to know it. Now. While you’re at it, check out BuyWithMe as well. You will enter a world of deals…on restaurants, massages, stores, services, etc. I found myself in a perfect storm of Groupons recently…suddenly I had six or seven […]

Park(ing) Day

Tomorrow is Park(ing) Day! My town is participating and I can’t wait to check it out. People around the world will be turning parking spaces into temporary parks. Check it out.