Ward's Pond

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 […]

Eastern Standard Provisions Co. pretzel

A Step Up from Superpretzels

Backstory: I grew up microwaving Superpretzel soft pretzels for a snack. I haven’t eaten them much as an adult, but once in a while I will get a hankering and bring some home. And if I need a little something at a concert or sporting event, I will often buy a soft pretzel. So, the […]

Herbal Essences charcoal shampoo and conditioner

Charcoal Toiletry Adventures Continue…

I’ve decided to try as many charcoal toiletry products as I can find. I’ve tried toothpaste and soap, and now I can say that I’ve tried shampoo and conditioner. I found an Herbal Essences version at CVS. I was surprised that the shampoo and conditioner are not black, like the toothpaste and soap were. They […]

Flea market stall

Flea Life

Allen likes to paint. He has dozens of very cool paintings sitting in storage, so I suggested he try selling some at a local flea market. They should be on walls making people happy, right? Neither of us had sold at a flea market before, so when he was accepted to the Boston Hassle Flea, […]

La Colombe Hard Coffee

Kind of Hard to Like This Coffee

My birthday is fewer than two months away and my birthday list has slowed down to a crawl for now. I don’t have the energy to do anything besides work, worry, and talk to a few friends and family members every week. I’m sure you can relate… Before the invisible enemy took a hold of […]