Chilling on the South Shore

My birthday destination this year was Scituate, a town about an hour south of Boston. We couldn't venture very far this year, because I had to travel for my college reunion the day after my birthday. Scituate was a nice little town on the ocean. Not too much going on, but we had some really... Continue Reading →

On Traveling While Black

A few days ago, I saw a Facebook ad for the 3rd Annual National Antiracist Book Festival, which was being hosted by the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. The event was held virtually yesterday. All of the sessions sounded interesting, but I already had plans for most of the day. I squeezed in... Continue Reading →

Some Long Hill Magic

A few days ago, we arrived at Long Hill in Beverly, MA, approximately 20 minutes before the property was closing for a wedding. Blast! Long Hill is a public garden run by the Trustees of Reservations. It was owned by an author and editor of the Atlantic Monthly, Ellery Sedgwick, and his two wives, Mabel... Continue Reading →

Berkshires Getaway

Traveling is in my blood, so it's been a strange experience to be grounded for more than a year. Well, I haven't been totally grounded. I saw my family in September, and Allen and I have done a few local one-night stays. Last month, we headed a couple of hours west to spend the night... Continue Reading →

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 →

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