On Traveling While Black

A few days ago, I saw a Facebook ad for the 3rd Annual National Antiracist Book Festival, which was being hosted by the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. The event was held virtually yesterday. All of the sessions sounded interesting, but I already had plans for most of the day. I squeezed in... Continue Reading →

The Artist’s Way

I've been thinking about going on a retreat at the Kripalu Center in the Berkshires whenever COVID calms down. (I'm starting to wonder if it will ever "calm down.") So I was perusing the website last month, and I looked at the virtual program offerings. I saw that the writer and teacher Julia Cameron was... Continue Reading →

Talking Trees with Jane and Peter

A bunch of independent bookstores around the country broadcasted a talk with English primatologist Jane Goodall and German forester Peter Wohlleben recently. Jane Goodall is a rock star in my book, so I jumped at the opportunity to watch her and Peter talk about his new book, The Heartbeat of Trees. The talk was moderated... Continue Reading →

The System

I'd heard Robert Reich's name and seen friends share his social media posts for years, but I hadn't heard him speak until recently. My local library sent an email promoting an upcoming live Zoom webinar with him, during which he would speak about his latest book, The System. So I eagerly registered. Watching him speak... Continue Reading →

2019: That’s a Wrap

2019 is coming to a close…I have finished my #44 list and am way behind in reporting what I’ve done. So I will offer you a few brief highlights: I visited some more neighborhood restaurants and parks, including: Martin’s Coffee ShopI’ve wanted to try this local diner for years. I had the basic eggs, bacon,... Continue Reading →

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