The Milling Gowns

The Plough & Stars

Well, it took me 20 years to make it to The Plough & Stars pub in Cambridge…but better late than never, right? I’ve heard about this place for probably 20 years, so I blame my late arrival on the fact that I live on the “other side of the [Charles] river.” OK, I really have […]

Sea Turtles

I visited a friend in West Palm Beach, FL, last month, and we went to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, an animal hospital for injured sea turtles. The turtles were massive and adorable. Many of them were there because they had gotten tangled in boat equipment or been attacked by sharks. We saw one turtle being […]

You Have Too Many Mag Subscriptions…

…when you go through your magazine pile and find one that is almost a year old:                   And I’ve already received a new magazine subscription for Christmas! New Year’s resolution: Make more time to read… Well, I have one day left of work and then it’s holiday […]

Hunter the Owl

Once in a while, an injured cat makes his or her way to the adoption floor at the animal shelter where I volunteer. If I lived in a bigger apartment, Olive would have a sibling who was blind or cross-eyed or three-legged by now. So it’s no surprise that I’ve fallen in love with a […]

A Two-Hanky Day

  I am not a crier, but I needed two hankies yesterday. Hanky #1 I found myself furiously blinking away tears while going nowhere fast on the elliptical at the gym. No, I wasn’t in pain; I was watching a movie on one of the TVs. It was the last 30 minutes of a film […]