T Minus 4 Months

Four more months of being a thirty-something. I visited the Longyear Museum today.             It’s a lovely museum dedicated to the history of Mary Baker Eddy’s life; she was the founder of Christian Science. I arrived armed with knowledge of the main details of her life from having visited the […]

Top 10: Part 1

  This year was the 10th anniversary of my birthday list, so I decided to look through the list and choose a “top 10.” Here are 10–5! 10. Age 30: Dye my hair fuchsia I started dyeing my hair in high school. It started out as highlighting and soon my hair was medium blonde. (I […]

Block Island

  “I find there is a quality to being alone that is incredibly precious. Life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid, fuller than before.” —Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I spent three nights on Block Island last week. I wish I had been able to stay at least three more. […]

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 […]

South Berwick, Maine

  Having visited South Berwick, Maine, yesterday, I am halfway done with the birthday list. Phew. Linda and I visited two lovely historic homes. Our first stop was the Sarah Orne Jewett House. I had heard her name before and knew that she was an author. After visiting her house, I’ll be looking for her […]