Bargain Shopping and Beer

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than bargain shopping and drinking beer? I grew up going to garage sales, flea markets, antique markets, you name it. So I was elated to finally make it to the Cambridge Antique Market.             Allen and I spent a couple of hours […]

Lamplighter and Lilypad

I went to a new brewery and a new (to me) music venue the other day. Lamplighter Brewing Company is a hip little spot in Cambridge. A small taproom is connected to its brewery. And there is a “cafe” within the taproom. Genius! You can get good coffee and good beer in the same place. […]


The time has come to commence my 13th annual birthday list. My friend Daisy helped me kick it off last weekend. First, she helped me make a paper circuit (which I had never heard of before) at a great family makerspace called Parts and Crafts. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was buzzing […]

Birthday in the Bahamas

#40 on my birthday list was: Visit the Bahamas. This was my second trip to a tropical island, and I have to say that I was born to live on a tropical island. I love sun, heat, and baking myself in the sun. I spent four nights in Cable Beach, a few miles west of […]

Beer and a Tragedy

I have six more birthday list items to report on. Four are travel-related, so I will go out of chronological order to share the other two: Some friends and I went to the Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville a few weeks ago. We trekked through residential areas of Cambridge and Somerville and arrived at our destination […]