A Post-It Memorial

A neighborhood shop owner died a couple of weeks ago. But she was no ordinary shop owner: she had owned Irving’s Toy and Card Shop for 76 years. Ethel Weiss was minding the store up until the very end of her 101-year-long life. Although I’ve walked past her shop every day for the past six […]

Another Year, Another List

Since I’ve plunged feetfirst into a new decade, I decided that I should give myself more time to complete my birthday list. So the clock starts ticking TODAY. I’m giving myself six months to complete 41 items. This is all I know so far: I’m attending a lecture by Deepak Chopra in a few days. […]

Beer and a Tragedy

I have six more birthday list items to report on. Four are travel-related, so I will go out of chronological order to share the other two: Some friends and I went to the Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville a few weeks ago. We trekked through residential areas of Cambridge and Somerville and arrived at our destination […]

A Book and a [Big] Bird

One week left of being a 30-something… I’m way behind on my birthday list reporting, but I will try to catch up over the next few days! I’m working my way through the Modern Library’s top 100 novels and nonfiction books. As I was perusing the list of novels about a month ago, I noticed […]

New Arrival for Will and Kate

Congratulations to Will and Kate on the birth of their daughter! I wonder what her name will be… According to Ladbrokes, the British betting agency, it will be Alexandra. Corgi lovers, if you haven’t seen the Barkingham Palace Gold Cup Race, here’s a link. Amazing! In other news, today is Independent Bookstore Day. Go buy […]