One Banana, Two Banana

Dear Reader, It’s difficult to stock up on groceries when you plan on staying home indefinitely. Due to the coronavirus crisis, my boyfriend and I are both working at home remotely and limiting our movement to our apartment and exercise in the open air. We don’t know how long we will live like this or... Continue Reading →

The New Normal

Dear Reader, Less than 3 in 10 Americans are able to or have the capacity to work at home. Unfortunately, the coronavirus crisis makes telework the only viable option for many, while others are forced to go without pay, or are even laid off entirely. I work a few part-time jobs and have been working... Continue Reading →

Socialization and Social Distancing

Dear Reader, If your life were a set of building blocks, your health would be the foundation. We all know that our physical wellbeing depends on the consumption of nutritious foods (in appropriate quantities), heart pumping and strengthening exercise, and adequate amounts of rest and water. Although sometimes the advice of our doctors falls onto... Continue Reading →

Market’s out of bread? DIY FTW*

*do it yourself for the win Dear Reader, What to do, what to do? That is something that I have been asking myself with increasing anxiety as I think about spending all of my waking hours at home in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. However, I have recently changed my mindset and am now... Continue Reading →

Cafe Days – Boston

Dear Reader,  All dine-in service has been banned in the state of Massachusetts to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. While I naively thought that the governor’s proclamation only applied to bars and restaurants, in actuality the shutdown extends to all eateries--cafes included. Cafes are a place of community and commerce. While we all... Continue Reading →

Two Good Wheels

Dear Reader, Sometimes you love things even when they hurt you… at least that’s how I feel about my new bicycle. One unfortunate side effect of the coronavirus pandemic is that universities are closing their campuses and students are being evicted from housing. With less than a week’s notice to pack up their belongings, students... Continue Reading →

A Year without Green Beer

Dear Reader, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While this holiday for many is just small text on the calendar, St. Patty’s Day warrants real festivity in Boston. As we are all painfully aware, social gatherings have been restricted across the United States. “Social distancing” is the new norm to slow down the spread of the highly contagious... Continue Reading →

Mayhem at the Marketplace

Dear Reader, There is nothing that we take for granted more in a first world country than access to the essentials. A few days ago, I, like many other Americans had an interesting experience at the grocery store—milk, bread, and eggs were fresh out! It is disconcerting to encounter a supermarket that has the look... Continue Reading →

Easy as Pi

Dear Reader, Happy Pi Day! With all the tough news concerning the ongoing pandemic, it is becoming harder to find reasons and venues to celebrate. In a search for things to do, I looked up activities for Saturday, March 14th. After I scrolled through about seven entries for 3/14, it occurred to me that today... Continue Reading →

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