Women and the Environment

Excuse me while I climb up onto my soapbox. OK. Ahem. Next Tuesday, March 8! It’s International Women’s Day. Do something nice for the women in your life, including yourself, if you are a woman. Go stand on a bridge if you can. Read Half the Sky. Donate some money to Women for Women if […]

Self Diagnosis

I’ve diagnosed myself with cabin fever. If you answer yes to the following questions, you may have it, too. Are you restless? Are you irritable? Are you excessively sleeping? Are you experiencing irrational frustration with everyday objects? A two-minute respite is available here.

Park(ing) Day

Tomorrow is Park(ing) Day! My town is participating and I can’t wait to check it out. People around the world will be turning parking spaces into temporary parks. Check it out.

Pearl Fryar

I’m obsessed with topiaries. I believe it stems from my obsession with the movie Edward Scissorhands. I saw it six times in the movie theater. I love everything about this movie. The story line, the actors, the soundtrack, the set design. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, Edward cuts bushes into different […]

A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose

Every Tuesday night in the summer, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy invites volunteers to come help weed and prune in the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens. It is a little oasis in the city, hidden by tall hedges. I think there are more than 100 varieties, and they all have the sweetest names. […]