Metalworkin’ and Gunslingin’

  Mary, Anya, and I checked off the letters F and S on the Alphabet Bar List the other night. We headed to Somerville to Foundry on Elm and Saloon. We scored seats in the middle of the bar at Foundry and Elm. I was pleased to discover an interesting beer list; I ordered a […]

Celebs on Being Child -Free/-Less

A friend sent me this article consisting of recent quotes by famous women about their child -free/-less status. I’m printing this one out. Thanks for giving a voice to the women taking the road less diapered, ladies!  

Broke Through My First Brick Wall

I broke through my first brick wall recently! A metaphorical, genealogical brick wall, that is. I can’t even describe the surprise, relief, and elation I felt ALL AT ONCE. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime feeling. My family tree has pretty long branches—some going back to the 1600s even. Except for one lonely, stubby branch. This branch has […]

A New Acronym

  I am now an ABR, thanks to this little peanut:                   ABR stands for “Auntie by Relation,” according to the author of this book:                   Time to crack open this book and work on my savviness. Do any […]

The Way Life Should Be

I went to Bar Harbor, Maine, for the second time a few weeks ago. It made such an impression on me seven years ago that when I returned, I felt as if no time had passed. I went to my favorite shops, which were all still there. I went to the movie theater that serves […]