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, […]

Ward's Pond

Discovering a Local Pond

Like many people, I have spent a sizable chunk of my adult life thinking about, making plans for, and anticipating my next vacation. And then fully reveling in that vacation. At the moment, the health of my family and friends, neighbors, and strangers (and, of course, my own) is at the forefront of my mind […]

The Milling Gowns

The Plough & Stars

Well, it took me 20 years to make it to The Plough & Stars pub in Cambridge…but better late than never, right? I’ve heard about this place for probably 20 years, so I blame my late arrival on the fact that I live on the “other side of the [Charles] river.” OK, I really have […]

art deco building in Brighton, MA

Touring My Own Neighborhood (and City)

One of the reasons I enjoy working on a birthday list every year is that it gets me out into my own neighborhood and city and helps me appreciate all that is at my doorstep. A friend and I recently took a historic walking tour of a local neighborhood. I’ve lived in the same three-mile […]

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

I’m reporting on the birthday list out of order because of a sense of urgency. One week ago, I participated in the Boston Women’s March for America. Although I participated in a small march for water justice for the birthday list years ago, this march is going on this year’s list. It was a rally […]