A New England Delicacy

I finally tried the New England delicacy known as fluffernutter. I’m not sure why it took me 18 years to try it since marshmallow is in my top 5 foods list. But the past is the past. Marshmallow Fluff was created in Somerville, MA, hence the regionalism. I haven’t bought white bread in years, so […]

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

I’m reporting on the birthday list out of order because of a sense of urgency. One week ago, I participated in the Boston Women’s March for America. Although I participated in a small march for water justice for the birthday list years ago, this march is going on this year’s list. It was a rally […]

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 […]

October and the Trees Are Stripped Bare

Well, my two other most favorite bands are celebrating anniversaries this year, so let’s give them some love, too. U2 just celebrated 40 years as a band. 40 years! Not many bands can claim this milestone. I was late to the U2 game. I remember hearing their early hits on the Top 40 countdown, but […]

Art and Science

I told Deb that “we were in for a weird day.” She had agreed to join me at a performance art event followed by a “sensorial experience.” Artist Oliver Herring was invited to the college campus where I work to put on his performance art event called “Areas for Action.” He spent five days on […]