My Lessons

I recently read a NY Times article titled "Lessons from Living in London." It was written by a former foreign correspondent for the Times who'd lived in London for almost 20 years. As I read, I found myself gasping in bewilderment and asking my computer: "Did we live in the same place?" This writer had... Continue Reading →

Resilience

  I'm one of the lucky ones who doesn't know anyone affected by the 9/11 tragedy. It's hard to believe that it was 12 years ago. I'm one of the lucky ones who doesn't know anyone affected by the Marathon bombings. It's hard to believe that it was almost five months ago. People whose lives... Continue Reading →

A Day at the Beach

  I took a weekday off last week to accomplish #36 on the birthday list: try out a new beach. I decided to try Winthrop Beach in nearby Winthrop. I somehow ended up at an entirely different beach in East Boston. This chain of events reminded me that travelers must be open to the unexpected—even... Continue Reading →

Women Rule

  Tomorrow is International Women's Day. If you're a woman, celebrate. If you're a man, recognize all of the powerful, fearless, caring, and creative women in your life! This year's event focuses on ending violence against women. Take a look at these appalling statistics on the UN website. On a happy note, in time for... Continue Reading →

What’s the Rush??

  In the past two days, I've witnessed the near-death experiences of two pedestrians. They walked blatantly in front of traffic. My fellow pedestrians: the red hand means don't go; the white walking man means go. What's the rush? I know we're in the city and we all have places to go. But can we... Continue Reading →

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