Mosaics, Hair Tea, Aliens, and Poetry

  This is my 500th post! Thanks to everyone who reads this random blog. Starting a blog was on my birthday list for 35 and here we are four years later. In a few days, it will be the final 30-day countdown for this year’s list. I have 10 items left! It’s always a race […]

Happy Earth Day

  Just read this quote for the first time today. Love it! “Myth: we have to save Earth. Frankly, Earth doesn’t need to be saved. Nature doesn’t give a hoot if human beings are here or not. The planet has survived cataclysmic and catastrophic changes for millions upon millions of years. Over that time, it […]

Marathon Monday

  I’ve lived in Boston for almost 15 years now. I love it, in the complicated way that you love something or someone that irritates the hell out of you sometimes. Yes, there are many great things about Boston…and friendliness is not one of them. No, I wouldn’t call Boston a “friendly” city. There are […]

Birds and Waterworks

  Last weekend I checked off two birthday list items: visiting an art exhibit with live animals and visiting a local waterworks museum. I read about the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibit From Here to Ear in the newspaper. The Peabody Essex is a great art museum in Salem. I hadn’t been in a few years, […]

Anniversary

  Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. As a Bostonian, I felt a pang of guilt because I didn’t realize that yesterday was the anniversary. The date of last year’s marathon hadn’t been seared in my brain, as it had been for tens (hundreds?) of thousands of people. On that date […]