Links to the Present and Past

  One of my neighbors moved out of state last week and gave me her mini dishwasher. She fondly called it her “link to modern living.” I haven’t lived in a home with a dishwasher in at least 13 years. I am thrilled but also a tad frightened that I will inadvertently flood my kitchen. […]

Intimate Encounters

  It’s a good week when you have intimate encounters with one of your favorite authors and one of your favorite bands. Some friends and I saw David Sedaris read from his work in progress a few days ago. If I were granted three wishes, one of them would be the status of David Sedaris’s […]

A Day On, Not Off 2013

  Are you planning to volunteer on Monday as part of the MLK Day of Service? If you don’t have plans yet, find an opportunity here. I’ll be volunteering at a special Boston Children’s Chorus concert. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to […]

Nail Art, Etc.

  I decided to try some nail art in the name of the birthday list. It’s kind of cool.                     Next time I might just do one nail on each hand? I started out doing every other finger but that looked odd. The pack came with […]

State of Love and Trust

  I was at the adoption center this morning, and spent time with a couple of cats who got me thinking about the concepts of love and trust. Most cats enjoy being petted and lovingly scratched. But there are some who LOVE being petted and return the affection with such fervor and abandon. As I […]