4, 3, 2, 1

My third favorite band is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. I discovered these guys on December 31, 2000, when they opened for Barenaked Ladies in Boston. I had been a Boston resident for a year and a half, so to me, Guster is synonymous with my entire life in Boston….i.e., my early 20s to […]

Ending Rocklessness in Girls Forever

My boyfriend is a drummer, so when I spied a sticker with an illustration of knuckles and drumsticks on a coworker’s water bottle at a meeting, I asked her about it. And that’s how I found out about an international movement to empower girls called Girls Rock Camp. Girls Rock Camp helps girls “find their […]

The Sonic Cube

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was renovated four years ago. I’ve visited a handful of times since then, each time peeking into the performance hall and thinking, “I need to see a concert here.” So this was the year. My friend and I got tickets to see Will Dailey, a local singer-songwriter. Having never heard […]

Love Letter to the Arboretum

Every year, the grief I feel about the end of the summer becomes a little more soul crushing. My love for the sun was unrequited this summer, as I only made it to the beach twice. Twice! However, I did make it to one of my favorite places in Boston: the Arnold Arboretum.     […]

Closing the Book on A–Z

I went to the Bahamas; I saw 40 barreling toward me; I conquered…? There’s still lots to catch you up on, but let’s first close the book on the A–Z bar list. The list ended with a fizzle because I ran out of time. I had E, U, and Y left, and I just couldn’t […]