My skin almost sizzled under the summer sun. But no matter, I was at a Red Sox game, with my aunt and uncle. They made sure to spend time with me whenever they were in Boston after my parents passed away. It was great to be with family. And it was great to be at… Read More Boston Ranked No. 1 City for Sports in America
I lifted my feet and straightened my legs, like a little girl on a swing in a park. In reality, I was a middle-aged woman on a low-backed swivel chair in a converted shopping center. But I felt as though I were floating through Provence on a ski-lift, and seeing it through the eyes of… Read More Van Gogh: the Immersive Experience in Washington, D.C.
I’ve always loved reading, but I don’t think I’ve ever been more grateful for books than I have been over these last long months, as lockdown drags on and on and on. A good story is one of the few things we have left to lift us out of our isolated selves. Here are ten… Read More Novels to Get Lost In
Lafayette Square is a seven-acre public park directly across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. It is one of the most meaningful areas in American history, where citizens have lived out the freedoms protected by the First Amendment amid statues of the men who won our independence from Great Britain. The Park and its surrounding… Read More Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C.
It might be a good time to stock up on champagne. The Trump Administration is threatening to impose tariffs of up to a whopping 100 percent on certain fine European products, including wines, cheeses, and olive oils. A tariff is a tax on an import. It is imposed by one nation on goods that another… Read More How Luxury Tariffs Hurt You
It’s been said that Ernest Hemingway read more than he drank. If that’s true, one wonders how he found the time. I’m often asked what I think is the best way to improve one’s writing. There’s no question about it: Read. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, click here. William Faulkner, who joins Hemingway… Read More Read Your Way to Better Writing
I was alone in my best friend’s room, sitting at the end of her bed, putting on my shoes. My mother was on her way to pick me up after a day of visiting. My friend’s mother’s fiance entered the room and sat beside me on the bed. He was 30-something. I was 13. He grabbed hold of me… Read More #MeToo
The wild daffodils are blooming in the back woods! April in Massachusetts is a time when life re-emerges, picks up pace, moves forward. The snow has melted. Flowers bud. The trees whose bare branches were coated with snow only weeks earlier are turning lush green again. For baseball fans, our long winter of despair comes… Read More April in Massachusetts