Black Beacon Hill

Dear Reader, Is Juneteenth celebrated where you live? For those of you who are unfamiliar, Juneteenth is a holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery. This holiday was first recognized on June 19th, 1866 in Texas to memorialize the order, which officially outlawed slavery within the state three years prior. Although the significance of this... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Girl in the Mirror

Dear Reader, What fun is it to keep a story all to yourself? Every once in a while, a story leaves me with my jaw agape, frantically, re-reading the last lines in disbelief. Whenever, this happens, I know that I have to share this book with whomever will listen. I have been in a reading... Continue Reading →

Corona Who?

Dear Reader, The world smells differently when you don’t have a surgical mask pressed against your nose. I am so happy to be typing this as a fully-vaccinated gal! Not too long ago, the CDC updated its COVID-19 guidelines to permit fully-vaccinated adults to dispense with their masks in both outdoor and indoor locations (except... Continue Reading →

Boston Has Beaches Too

Dear Reader, Most Boston-based tourism is centrally located in the downtown area and the immediate surroundings. But, as you can imagine, Boston, like most other cities, has much more to see than the easy-to-reach hotspots. On this day, I undertook an adventure starting from a sandy city beach, stretching along a causeway with spectacular water... Continue Reading →

Easy Creamy Coconut Cake

Dear Reader, I’m not the most patient person and for this reason, when I bake, I like to keep things simple. So, when I come across recipes, I often make adjustments that will cut down on the number of ingredients or reduce the prep time. Recently, I came across a coconut cake recipe that looked... Continue Reading →

Sunny in Salem (Part 2)

Dear Reader, As far as tourism goes, Salem, MA is kind of underrated. I say “kind of” because it is highly praised for witchy-Halloween travel, but passed over as a vacation spot during other times of the year. Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Salem during its “off season” (aka NOT Halloween) and still... Continue Reading →

Sunny in Salem (Part 1)

Dear Reader, There are very few Halloween vacation destinations that rival Salem, MA. But is Salem worth the visit during other times of the year? Over the course of two posts, I will give you a small peak into my mid-May Salem adventure. In a spur of the moment decision, influenced by a beautiful weather... Continue Reading →

[Review] When No One Is Watching

Dear Reader, Not all plot twists are welcome surprises. All good psychological thrillers have plot twists. These can come in many forms, including that of an unreliable narrator, murder, and devious supporting characters who reveal their true colors at the height of the action. While these twists will always have the element of surprise, they... Continue Reading →

Green Line Adventures (Part 2)

Dear Reader, If you’re from Boston, chances are you’re not a fan of the Green Line. As mentioned in part 1 of this post (more here), the Green Line is the oldest and, perhaps, the slowest of all lines. However, after reviewing the complaints here and here, it seems to me that most grivences are... Continue Reading →

Green Line Adventures (Part 1)

Dear Reader, Boston’s Green Line doesn’t have a great reputation. As the city’s oldest subway line, the Green Line cars are squeaky, slow, and not very efficient. Specifically, many (but not all) of the cars make godawful screeching noises when they barrel into the stations. Traveling west of Boston, some of the Green Line stops... Continue Reading →

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