You Don’t Have to Take My Word for It

Happy 2019 to all. 2018 was a rough one for me, so I feel kind of shell shocked as I face a new year. Sometimes all you can do is put one foot in front of the other, and that’s what I will do for now. To cheer myself up, I’ll tell you about seeing […]

Story Hour

A friend and I saw one of our childhood heroes the other day: Judy Blume. She’s touring the country for her new novel, In the Unlikely Event. I haven’t read any of her books in decades, but when I heard that she was coming to my neighborhood bookstore, I had. to. go. I remembered loving […]

Lite-Brite and Write for Rights

I’ve checked off C and H on the Alphabet Bar List. Carrie Nation             This restaurant is huge. There is a bar and a restaurant AND a speakeasy! I had to check out the speakeasy, of course. The floor was weathered wood and light was nonexistent save some beaded lamps […]

The Wild West and the 1980s

  I’ve closed out the ninth annual birthday list with a film about the Wild West and a meal at an ’80s-themed diner. The other night I watched Stagecoach (#63 in AFI’s Top 100 Movie List). I became cast under the spell of a fella named John Wayne. Where has he been all my life? […]

Must-Read for Bostonians

  This article about Boston’s public transport system will strike fear in the heart of any Bostonian who uses public transportation. I am now grateful whenever I reach a destination on the T in one piece. This system is running on a wing and a prayer*.   * I don’t use this phrase nearly enough. […]