Bullough's Pond

Newton Rambles

Allen and I went to Newton to run an errand the other day, and the weather was lovely. So we decided to visit a pond and a park while in the area. Bullough’s Pond is a small pond in a residential neighborhood. Only half of it is accessible to the public, so it’s a short […]

black pasta

Black Pasta

I tried black pasta from a neighborhood restaurant called the Daily Catch. The restaurant serves amazing seafood and pasta dishes, and I’ve been intrigued by the black squid ink linguine on the menu. I finally ordered someā€”just a side order to see if I would like it. I tried it with the oil and garlic […]

igloo at Article 24

Brunch in an Igloo

Allen and I splurged for our anniversary and had brunch in an igloo at a neighborhood restaurant called Article 24. We haven’t eaten at any restaurants in a while, so it was an odd yet familiar feeling. The igloo was heated and had a table set for six, so we had plenty of space. We […]

New Paris Bakery

A Taste of Paris Around the Corner

I’ve lived in my current apartment for almost two years, and I’ve walked by a shop around the corner called New Paris Bakery countless times for almost two years. It never looked open when I happened to be walking by. It has old-timey ephemera displayed in the windows, including a sign announcing a 100-year-anniversary celebration […]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

South Africa and Tibet

I really miss live music and I often wonder when concerts will return. And I wonder when I will feel safe enough to attend a concert. All I know for sure is that it will be a transcendent experience and there will be tears. For now, I am grateful for the virtual concert experiences that […]