Birthday Fun

Two friends celebrated birthdays recently and helped me check off two birthday list items: 1. Make a terrarium Have you heard of Plant Nite? How about Paint Nite? It’s the same idea…have a few drinks and some food and make something to take home with you. I like plants and gardening, although I only have […]

Ayer Mansion and Gallery 360

Phew! I just hopped off the hamster wheel that is my life to do a quick check-in. Last weekend, I visited the Ayer Mansion. Its claim to fame is that it’s the sole surviving residence that was originally designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.                 Yes, famed stained glass […]

In Case of Fire

I’ve logged my first random birthday list item for the year: touring a fire station. I always have a number of “randos” on my list = opportunities that randomly present themselves. I love the randos. This opportunity arose through an organization I volunteer with. On Saturday morning, about 10 firefighters showed our group the six […]

Spirituality and Spirits

I saw His Holiness the Dalai Lama speak on Halloween. This is the third time I’ve seen him, but the first time I understood anything he said. I was sitting in the nosebleed section of an arena the first time I saw him. I saw him in a much smaller venue the second time: an […]

A–Z: Session 2

  I checked off two more letters in the alphabet last week: B: Back Bar Back Bar is located down a non-descript alley behind a non-descript door.                     I half-expected to find a bouncer behind the door, waiting to hear a password. The space is intimate […]