On Hiatus

I have been sick for weeks…was diagnosed last week so am on the slow road to recovery. I hope to be back to normal by early May. To my fellow Bostonians: I hope you feel safe again, as I do. Now we can start the healing process by remembering those we’ve lost and cherishing those […]


  I took a pearl knotting class earlier in the week. It’s a labor-intensive process, but it’s worth it if you are making jewelry with expensive or sentimental beads. Knotting between each bead keeps them from rubbing against each other, and if the bracelet or necklace breaks, you won’t lose the beads. This is my […]

It’s Almost V-Day

  February 14 is V-Day, a day to call for the end of violence toward girls and women. V-Day was inspired by Eve Ensler’s play Vagina Monologues. Each year, people are invited to produce Vagina Monologues, and the proceeds go to female victims of violence and sexual abuse. Visit the V-Day or One Billion Rising […]

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 […]

Need Ideas for the Weekend?

  If you live in Boston and like books, you should attend the Boston Book Festival. If you live in Boston and like vegetarian food, you should attend the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival.