The Alchemist Who Crocheted While Listening to Edith Piaf

I’m a bit behind on the birthday list because of a little thing called 102 inches of snowfall. However, I managed to check off three items in the past couple of weeks: 1. Read The Alchemist The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is not on the Modern Library’s Top 100 list, but it is one of […]

Saturday Afternoon Reading

It’s a punishingly cold day in Boston. I’m on my third cup of tea. A few articles that I found interesting follow. This is a spot-on reflection of the situation in Boston. This story about divers searching the Thames for 100-year-old metal type will delight any typeface/design nerd. And on a sad note: The teen […]

Dances with Wolves

#75 on the AFI Top 100 Movie List and #11 on my birthday list is Dances with Wolves. I found it to be very deserving of its seven Oscar wins. This passion project of Kevin Costner’s features great acting, an engaging plot, and stunning cinematography. I liked it so much that I’m planning to read […]

Fernando Friday

As New England sits and waits for the arrival of another blizzard, Fernando reminds us:     “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” —Proverb

Trashed, as in Waste

I am an avid recycler. However, after watching the documentary Trashed the other night, a sense of urgency washed over me and I realized that I need to step up my game. I have recycling down, so it’s time to focus on zero waste—that is, how can I prevent the creation of waste at the […]