Winter and the Blues

Right before the holidays, two friends and I checked out "Boston Winter," a shopping/drinking/ice skating situation in downtown Boston. It was the first year that such a situation existed in Boston. I think it was a great start for utilizing the open space and offering people another festive activity during the holiday season.    ... Continue Reading →

A Souvenir from “Mad Men”

Mad Men is one of my all-time fave shows. I signed up for its email list so I would be in the know. So that's how I found out about the website Screenbid.com, a platform for auctioning/selling props from popular TV shows and movies. A couple of summers ago, items from Mad Men appeared on... Continue Reading →

The Tide Is High

The birthday list has given me a good excuse to add to my music collection. Each year I've bought a CD of an artist that I don't have in my current collection. I've added some jazz artists and international artists to my collection (Chet Baker, Thelonious Monk, Edith Piaf, Feli Kuti), and I decided that... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Saturday and Tuesday

Thanksgiving is nigh! I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy taking time to ponder what you're grateful for and enjoy spending time with family and friends. If you participate in the events on Friday and Monday (that shall not be named), best of luck to you. I hope you will also participate in Small... Continue Reading →

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