Category Archives: Boston

Blood on my bus stop

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Indeed, it happened once before. I was in a Medieval/Renaissance music class on the other side of Boston when planes took off from Boston Logan Airport that would later be flown into … Continue reading

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Out of my hands (3 women whose names I don’t know)

As soon as I sat down in the hospital’s Blood Draw Room I begin examining my inner arms, trying to find the tiny scars which I rely on to remind me from which arm it is easier to draw blood. … Continue reading

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How to survive a Boston storm in seven easy steps

Ever wondered how we city-dwellers deal with a storm? In many ways, the same way everyone else does: fighting over peanut butter at the store and dusting off shovels. But street parking and apartment living add a little flair to … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes volume 26

— 1 — I read this earlier this week and am in love. “Singers and Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than … Continue reading

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The things that only I have

It was a few weeks before Christmas. I was driving through the section of the South End lined with beautiful brownstones, and I was feeling jealous. The folks who park their cars on these tree-lined streets have money, and bay windows … Continue reading

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Blame it on the Rain

Have you heard there is a storm coming? After a lifetime of enduring New England storms (perhaps my earliest memory is of Hurricane Gloria) I have observed three group reactions to the obligatory shut-down of cities and states that occurs … Continue reading

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Good People: 3 reasons I loved this play

Last night I was the guest of a friend at the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Good People. The play is set in Boston and centers on the neighborhood I’ve lived in for more than a few years: South Boston. … Continue reading

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Lessons from a squirrel

I had never seen a squirrel die before. Growing up in the country I saw more than my share of roadkill, but somehow escaped childhood unmarred by the sight of a rodent dashing to his death under a car tire. … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on Johnny Pesky

I am not embarrassed to admit that October 27, 2004 was one of the best days of my life (not the very best, mind you, but it was up there). I had been sick for most of October, and had … Continue reading

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Seven quick takes, Volume 5

— 1 — It’s that time of year when I start to think about the Hartford Half-Marathon. I have been running this one every October since 2006, and every year I decide it would be a shame to skip it. … Continue reading

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