Past-Life Regression

                Past lives—what do you think about it? Are they real? I’d never given it much thought until my mother, one of the most logical, “black and white” people I know, had a few “visions” in England. I witnessed her experiencing one as we toured Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage […]

Ending Rocklessness in Girls Forever

My boyfriend is a drummer, so when I spied a sticker with an illustration of knuckles and drumsticks on a coworker’s water bottle at a meeting, I asked her about it. And that’s how I found out about an international movement to empower girls called Girls Rock Camp. Girls Rock Camp helps girls “find their […]

Steve Martin, Museum Curator

He’s a comedian, actor, producer, and musician. And now he can add museum curator to the list. Steve Martin was in town last month to talk about the exhibit he helped curate at the Museum of Fine Arts. Martin is also an avid art collector, and he enjoys the work of Canadian painter Lawren Harris. […]

A Post-It Memorial

A neighborhood shop owner died a couple of weeks ago. But she was no ordinary shop owner: she had owned Irving’s Toy and Card Shop for 76 years. Ethel Weiss was minding the store up until the very end of her 101-year-long life. Although I’ve walked past her shop every day for the past six […]

Good Genes

My first birthday list item of the new year is checked off. Last weekend, a friend and I saw Deepak Chopra give a lecture on his new book with Rudolph Tanzi, Super Genes. At times, I felt as if we were attending a college biology lecture, and I really wish I had taken notes. Deepak […]