Project Bread’s 45th annual Walk For Hunger.

On May 5th I will be participating in Project Bread’s 45th annual Walk For Hunger, a 20-mile trek around the Greater Boston area that promotes awareness of hunger in our communities. Last spring, I joined 43,000 walkers, and together we raised $3.6 million. For those of you who don’t know, Project Bread supports a wide […]

Thoughts from the bike lane.

I know I have a bad habit of sometimes over-exaggerating how wonderful certain things are (like my salad spinner — sorry about that one), but I am actually having trouble fully coming to terms with how much better my life has become now that I own a bicycle — and it’s only been a few […]

Happy little Sunday things.

On Friday afternoon, my boss sent me an email with the following message: “On this first weekend of spring, I have to share this observation (heard on NPR on the 20th): ‘The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as […]

Happy little Sunday things.

This weekend’s activities and musings are foregrounded by my anticipation and excitement for the coming of spring. For the past few weeks, I have been imagining waking up the morning of 20 March (which is this Wednesday, guys) to red-breasted robins chirping, daffodil blossoms advancing, and the winter-white skins of the citygoers imbibing their first […]

On lions and lambs: Boston in March.

In March in Boston, a little bit of sunshine goes a long way. Let’s get things straight: I am — ostensibly — a morning person to the greatest degree. I usually wake up when it’s still dark outside — to read in bed, to drink cup after cup of tea, to boil eggs, to do […]

Happy little Sunday things.

1. Despite our latest delivery of snow this week, it feels like spring is finally on its way to Boston. The weekend has been sunny and bright and full of smiling pedestrians carrying big bouquets of cut-fresh flowers. Days like this are positively┬ámade for slow jogs on The Esplanade in the most fluorescent of fluorescent-pink […]

Getting to know you: An image an hour.

I’ve been seeing a lot of this around the internet lately, and so, as we continue to get to know one another, I thought I’d give it a try myself. I very much appreciate the idea: my happy little Saturday as told through a series of images, rationed and parceled hourly. If there’s anything that […]