A Reunion and a Mystery

A few weeks ago, my dad and I attended a family reunion with 100+ strangers. Let me explain. About a year ago, as I was doing some genealogy research, I learned that a family reunion was being planned for August 2015 in the town where my mom grew up. The reunion was actually for my […]

Story Hour

A friend and I saw one of our childhood heroes the other day: Judy Blume. She’s touring the country for her new novel, In the Unlikely Event. I haven’t read any of her books in decades, but when I heard that she was coming to my neighborhood bookstore, I had. to. go. I remembered loving […]

A Book and a [Big] Bird

One week left of being a 30-something… I’m way behind on my birthday list reporting, but I will try to catch up over the next few days! I’m working my way through the Modern Library’s top 100 novels and nonfiction books. As I was perusing the list of novels about a month ago, I noticed […]

RIP, Sweet Jonathan

Apparently I’ve been living under a rock under another rock, because I learned of actor Jonathan Crombie‘s passing a week after it occurred. How did I miss this tragic news?? I found out a few days ago as I was reading Entertainment Weekly. He died from a brain hemorrhage at age 48. I haven’t watched […]

Time for Dessert

I tried Indian pudding the other day. It’s a dessert native to New England, so it was fitting that I tried it at Durgin-Park, one of the city’s oldest restaurants.                 I loved this dessert because (A) I love molasses. Note that one needs to feel strong affection […]