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Virtual Volunteering

I discovered a passion for volunteering when it helped me find my way out of a dark place 10+ years ago. It showed me a new purpose in life; it exposed me to myriad nonprofits doing amazing work; it gave me hope to work alongside countless volunteers who were also giving of their time. Some […]

Boston

Boston Movie Quest

I’ve lived in Boston for 21 years now. For better or for worse, it’s home. So I thought it would be entertaining to watch as many movies set in Boston as I can find (that I haven’t seen before). This quest has led me to watch three wildly different movies recently: The Bostonians, The Departed, […]

Oprah Winfrey

Next Best Thing

Attending live events is my thing. It’s one of the reasons I continue to live in an expensive city in a small yard-less one-bedroom apartment with my partner. I need access to concerts, lectures, book readings, theater. A LOT of access. The pandemic has brought an end to live events for the foreseeable future, which […]

World's End, Hingham

World’s End

Because of the global pandemic, I was not able to go on vacation for my birthday this year. But my partner and I did go on a brief jaunt to a park we hadn’t been to, the aptly named World’s End. Aptly named because I feel like I have been on a journey to the […]

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Netflix Party

The birthday list is slow-going between the global pandemic and other stressors. With less than a week to go before my birthday, I’ve finished about half the list. Since the pandemic began, my birthday list experiences have basically been whittled down to either attending virtual events or visiting new outdoor spots. I hosted (and attended) […]