A RAINY DAY IN BOSTON

Last weekend I decided to stay in on sunny Saturday, and venture out on rainy Sunday!  No matter, I love Boston so much I even enjoy it in the rain.  Beauty is everywhere, regardless of the weather…and that goes for any place in my opinion!  My friend and I walked the Beacon Hill and Back […]

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7 REASONS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT CATS

Cats…the more, the better! …within reason, of course.  I don’t know what I would do without my furry friends, especially during stressful times. When I moved to Boston I brought Merlin and Rosemary Clooney with me. Merlin was 15 years-old, I had him for about eleven years, and he was devoted to me.

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I HAVE A VISITOR!

The thing about moving away is this: while you’re still there, everyone says they are going to come out and see you once you settle in.  The reality is that visitors are a rare thing. I’m not complaining, I’m just making an observation.  People have their own activities and schedules to keep, especially if they […]

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LIVING THROUGH A TERROR EVENT

boston marathon runners 2012

What a strange thing, to write those five words, and for them to have personal meaning. On this third anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, I am moved to document my experience: the point of view of a seemingly unaffected citizen. To say the Boston Marathon is a big deal in this city is quite […]

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BOSTON EATS: FUN, PRETTY & SCRUMPTIOUS!

Clear Flour Bread

One of the many great things about Boston is the never-ending supply of new places to eat!  At least it seems that way to me… Allow me to introduce you to two recent discoveries, Brookline’s Clear Flour Bread and Johnny’s Luncheonette in Newton.  Okay they aren’t technically in Boston, but these suburbs feel like Boston […]

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ST PATRICK’S DAY IN BOSTON

Boston’s association with the Irish is well-known…I mean, their basketball team is the Celtics, right? But back home in the Midwest I just assumed it was a past association, that there were just lots of decedents of Irish immigrants in the city. There are. A lot. But there are a lot of actual Irish people […]

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A SNOWY WALK IN CHARLESTOWN

It sure feels like Spring is around the corner, so as a final farewell to Winter I just had to share these photos.  Walking to dinner on a Snow Day–post blizzard–I was able to take in Mother Nature at her wintery best!

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NEW LOVE & NEW FOOD IN SOMERVILLE

They say you need to get rid of the junk, the clutter, in order to make space for something better. Time and again this has proven true in my life. I donated a bag of clothes to charity, and then found the perfect sweater at half price. A relationship that seemed promising ended abruptly (oh […]

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