Italian Cocktail and Tunes

I’m noticing that my birthday list is taking on a drinks theme as of late… Well, my journey to drinking an Italian cocktail began at a record store in my hometown. Allen and I stopped into the House of Guitars when we visited Rochester a couple of months ago. The place is iconic and chaotic—at […]

singing bowls

Sound Bath Meditation

I’m always looking for new healing modalities and ways to handle stress better. When I took the SMART training at the Benson-Henry Institute a few years ago, I learned how stress can physically alter your brain. Also, when you have certain mystery diseases, such as fibromyalgia (which I do), stress reduction is key. My self-healing […]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

South Africa and Tibet

I really miss live music and I often wonder when concerts will return. And I wonder when I will feel safe enough to attend a concert. All I know for sure is that it will be a transcendent experience and there will be tears. For now, I am grateful for the virtual concert experiences that […]

Oprah Winfrey

Next Best Thing

Attending live events is my thing. It’s one of the reasons I continue to live in an expensive city in a small yard-less one-bedroom apartment with my partner. I need access to concerts, lectures, book readings, theater. A LOT of access. The pandemic has brought an end to live events for the foreseeable future, which […]

Flea market stall

Flea Life

Allen likes to paint. He has dozens of very cool paintings sitting in storage, so I suggested he try selling some at a local flea market. They should be on walls making people happy, right? Neither of us had sold at a flea market before, so when he was accepted to the Boston Hassle Flea, […]