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, […]

Giving Tuesday

  Are your credit cards smoking after a busy Black Friday and Cyber Monday? There’s one day left: Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. The great thing about Giving Tuesday is that you don’t have to spend money if you’re all tapped out. You can also give the gift of time. Two of my favorite holiday traditions […]

Justice for Puppy Doe

  Olive and I will be sleeping more soundly tonight! The police have tracked down the bastard who tortured Puppy Doe. This man needs to be locked up for a long time. I hope justice will be found for Puppy Doe! If you’re interested in following the developments, like this Facebook page.

Just Being

I recently spent a weekend in a monastic community. In early spring, I read an article about a monastery in Cambridge. I was intrigued because my mother has stayed at a monastery in western NY a few times over the years. The idea of escaping the concrete jungle for some quiet, reflective time appealed to […]

Eat Less Meat and More Plants Tomorrow

  During my lunch hour the other day, I was innocently paging through a slideshow about making the 4th of July “greener” when I came across this slide. It provides a link to undercover video footage at one of the country’s biggest pork producers. As I pushed the “play” button on the video clip, I […]