A New Year?

We're 11 days in to the new year, but it doesn't feel like a new year. It feels like a continuation of 2020: B-A-D bad. I might want to go back to 2020, actually. Well, before January 6, I kicked off the new birthday list with a trip to Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto, Japan.... Continue Reading →

Suburban Wilds

Allen and I have been discovering so many new parks and natural areas this summer. Our neighboring suburb of Newton is a treasure trove of such places. We've been to a few parks that are so untouched, so verdant, that they look and feel like jungles. We didn't last too long at Nahanton Park because... Continue Reading →

Gardens at Elm Bank

Allen and I have been exploring a lot of parks and gardens the past few months. I feel grateful to live near so many interesting and historic public green spaces. We visited the Gardens at Elm Bank the other day. It is run by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, so there are a number of different... Continue Reading →

World’s End

Because of the global pandemic, I was not able to go on vacation for my birthday this year. But my partner and I did go on a brief jaunt to a park we hadn't been to, the aptly named World's End. Aptly named because I feel like I have been on a journey to the... Continue Reading →

Discovering a Local Pond

Like many people, I have spent a sizable chunk of my adult life thinking about, making plans for, and anticipating my next vacation. And then fully reveling in that vacation. At the moment, the health of my family and friends, neighbors, and strangers (and, of course, my own) is at the forefront of my mind... Continue Reading →

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