Flea market stall

Flea Life

Allen likes to paint. He has dozens of very cool paintings sitting in storage, so I suggested he try selling some at a local flea market. They should be on walls making people happy, right? Neither of us had sold at a flea market before, so when he was accepted to the Boston Hassle Flea, […]

La Colombe Hard Coffee

Kind of Hard to Like This Coffee

My birthday is fewer than two months away and my birthday list has slowed down to a crawl for now. I don’t have the energy to do anything besides work, worry, and talk to a few friends and family members every week. I’m sure you can relate… Before the invisible enemy took a hold of […]

Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain

Ten Tables

It’s been two weeks since I started working remotely and trying to stay home as much as possible. It feels like two years. I hope you are all staying safe, social distancing, and disinfecting things like it was your full-time job. If you work for an essential business, THANK YOU. It’s not nearly enough, but […]

apple cranberry pie

Pi Day

As you know, Pi Day (3/14) was last Sunday. In light of, oh, the pandemic going on, I thought that some pie would be a good distraction for a few minutes. Just our luck, there’s a pie shop called Drive-By Pies a short drive from our apartment. We headed over around lunchtime. We got one […]

birthday cake

10th Anniversary Raffle!

I realized the other day that last month was the 10th anniversary of this blog. I started it on January 1, 2010. Over the past 10 years, I have done 429 new things for my birthday list. Starting this blog was one of the items. I’ve had a lot of fun sharing my experiences here. […]