What’s my problem with this year? You name it…Someone I loved dearly passed away, I got reorganized out of my job, and changed my living arrangements. Just ALL of the main sources of stress we humans experience. It came down like this: February 16 I learned my job was going away, two days later my […]
John LeFarge stained glass tryptych–tough to get a good photo of this, trust me, it’s stunning!
Even the floor is detailed.
“Similar but different” finials on the pews.
Leaving through the cloisters.
When you move to a new place, you leave a lot behind. The best way to compensate is to create new traditions. Christmas is a very special time of year. For me the holiday season starts around mid-November, so though I do go back to Detroit for the actual holidays, I don’t spend most of […]
You just never know do you? Relationships that you think will last don’t, and those you assume will fade away… they become stronger, more meaningful than you could imagine. Back in March I wrote about my coaching days, and how those ties endure. I had such a special moment last week that I just have […]
I was going to be a dancer, a choreographer, actually. There’s always a dance percolating in the back of my head. It’s always there, but I don’t often think about it. Two recent episodes, a work event and my (ahem) 30th high school reunion, have got me thinking about the career that wasn’t… Nine years-old […]
I didn’t plan on writing about 9/11. I really never thought I would. But here I sit, on the 15th anniversary of that awful day and I can’t help but reflect: We’ve lost our innocence. I remember being at work when it happened, hearing, “A plane hit the World Trade Center!” and thinking, “Oh no, […]
Massholes. That’s what they call us…Boston Drivers. I never think I’m a Masshole until I come home to Detroit. I have to check myself when I get behind the wheel: You are in Detroit. The roads are straight and flat. There’s plenty of room. People mostly follow the rules. Leave the F Bombs at home, […]
If you know me, or if you’ve read my About page, you know I recently had an antiques business. It’s something I’ve done off and on for years, starting back before I moved to Boston. In fact, when I moved I thought I wouldn’t travel that path again…but I was curious about a new market. […]
Like many cities, Boston is broken into official neighborhoods, and each has its own feel, and its own little downtown area. As you might guess, the older ‘hoods are closer to the water, and many of them comprise the overall city center, “Boston Proper.” I live in Roslindale, southwest of the downtown core. “Rosi” was […]
Maybe “reason” isn’t the right word. By “it,” I’m referring to The Break-up from a previous post. The reason doesn’t actually have anything to do with him, or why he couldn’t continue the relationship. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking in the months since then, about my life and about my future, what I […]
They say time heals all wounds, but I disagree. I believe we learn to live with loss, but we never stop missing those we love. We go about our lives until something triggers that deep yearning, that place in your heart where your loved one resides. For me, it’s almost always a song. Music burns […]