Jackson Homestead and Museum

Allen and I visited Jackson Homestead and Museum in Newton, MA, recently. It is the first house I’ve been to that was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The house was built in 1809 by Timothy Jackson. His son, William, became an abolitionist and was one of two community members who offered his home as […]

Wolf Hollow wolf sanctuary in Ipswich, MA

Wolf Hollow

Well, I finished my #43 birthday list with a week to spare. #44 commences on December 1. I still have to report on eight items from #43, one of which is: Wolf Hollow. Wolf Hollow is a wolf sanctuary north of Boston. I’ve been wanting to visit it for years, so I’m glad to have […]

Stride Toward Freedom book cover

Stride Toward Freedom

After seeing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter Bernice speak a few months ago, I decided it was time to start reading MLK’s books. I have always loved his famous quotes, so I knew I would love any of his books. I started with Strive Toward Freedom, his account of the Montgomery bus boycott in […]

Bernice King lecture at Boston Public Library

Pursuing Justice from a Place of Love

            A friend and I saw Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest child, Bernice, speak at the Boston Public Library as part of the Lowell Institute Lecture Series. Like her father, she is a minister, as well as being CEO of the King Center. She inherited her father’s mesmerizing speaking skills. […]

Sea Turtles

I visited a friend in West Palm Beach, FL, last month, and we went to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, an animal hospital for injured sea turtles. The turtles were massive and adorable. Many of them were there because they had gotten tangled in boat equipment or been attacked by sharks. We saw one turtle being […]