Lamplighter and Lilypad

I went to a new brewery and a new (to me) music venue the other day. Lamplighter Brewing Company is a hip little spot in Cambridge. A small taproom is connected to its brewery. And there is a “cafe” within the taproom. Genius! You can get good coffee and good beer in the same place. […]

Brunch and Learn

I’ve lived in Boston for almost two decades now. Over the years, I’ve seen the Paramount in Beacon Hill on various lists of hot brunch spots. Every time I’ve seen it on a list, I’ve thought, “I should check it out.” Well, I’ve checked it out. My friend Mary and I went on a weekday […]

Forty-Two

The time has come to commence my 13th annual birthday list. My friend Daisy helped me kick it off last weekend. First, she helped me make a paper circuit (which I had never heard of before) at a great family makerspace called Parts and Crafts. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was buzzing […]

Sunset cruise outside of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis, MA

Birthday #41

This summer went by faster than usual. I’m still in denial that it’s over…but in four days, it’s the official start of fall and there is no denying it. So here is a belated birthday recap aka the last item on my birthday list. I like to avoid renting a car on my birthday trips […]

The Little Things

My heart is heavy…three tragedies this week. I am in a state of disbelief. How do we fix this? I’m not sure, but what I am sure of is that white people need to step up and help change the future. I’ve heard a few times over the past few days that “this [police brutality] […]