Love Letter to the Arboretum

Every year, the grief I feel about the end of the summer becomes a little more soul crushing. My love for the sun was unrequited this summer, as I only made it to the beach twice. Twice! However, I did make it to one of my favorite places in Boston: the Arnold Arboretum.     […]

Feeling Honored

A few months ago, I attended Chris Guillebeau‘s book reading at my local bookstore. He was promoting his new book about traveling to every country in the world, The Happiness of Pursuit. The reading was great, and I left with a deep admiration for Chris and his work. I checked out his website and started […]

Bloodswept Lands and Seas of Red

  I hurriedly looked at some photos of Will and Kate at a beautiful installation at the Tower of London during a break at work the other day. The purpose of the installation didn’t register with me at the time. But then, a few days later, Abby sent me a link to photos on a […]

Top 10: Part 2

  So here is the long-awaited second segment of my top 10 birthday list items: 4. Age 36: Take a glassblowing class There are a few standouts from this year. But in the end, I’m going with the glassblowing class, because it was the biggest surprise. Mary and I arrived at Diablo Glass School early […]

High School Daze

  I’ve been visiting my high school years via memory lane this month, due to two recent and random events. 1. I went to a DIY framing shop to frame some posters a few weeks ago—one of which I had been holding onto for 20 years. I was a member of my high school chorus, […]