Holiday Outings

When I found out that my boyfriend had never been to Portland, Maine, I booked a trip straight away. Portland is one of my favorite cities: good beer, good food, good shopping. Needless to say, we had a great time. And lucky for me, I was also able to check off a birthday list item. […]

A Post-It Memorial

A neighborhood shop owner died a couple of weeks ago. But she was no ordinary shop owner: she had owned Irving’s Toy and Card Shop for 76 years. Ethel Weiss was minding the store up until the very end of her 101-year-long life. Although I’ve walked past her shop every day for the past six […]

Good Genes

My first birthday list item of the new year is checked off. Last weekend, a friend and I saw Deepak Chopra give a lecture on his new book with Rudolph Tanzi, Super Genes. At times, I felt as if we were attending a college biology lecture, and I really wish I had taken notes. Deepak […]

Another Year, Another List

Since I’ve plunged feetfirst into a new decade, I decided that I should give myself more time to complete my birthday list. So the clock starts ticking TODAY. I’m giving myself six months to complete 41 items. This is all I know so far: I’m attending a lecture by Deepak Chopra in a few days. […]