Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood

Dear Reader, I blog about Boston a lot and there’s a reason for that — it’s awesome. Literally, though, Boston is a great big city, so there’s a lot to blog about. The Boston metropolitan area has over 4.6 million residents (the city itself has about 693,000 people) and comprises 23 neighborhoods. On this day,... Continue Reading →

Warning, Error, Failed to Compile

Dear Reader, “Opening your mind” and “learning new things” are all well and good until you actually do them…. I try to be an open-minded person and I generally impulsively go wherever my interests take me. This is the attitude that compelled me to take an advanced optional statistics course in grad school. If you... Continue Reading →

All Along the Orange Line — Part 2

Dear Reader, There’s always more to explore in and around Boston. Traveling along Boston’s Orange Line (subway), one will traverse the cities of Malden and Medford and be granted access to the Boston neighborhoods of Charlestown, the North End, the West End, Downtown, Chinatown, the South End, and Jamaica Plain. Furthermore, stops along the Orange... Continue Reading →

All Along the Orange Line — Part 1

Dear Reader, Boston’s public transportation system is one of the best in the country. It is ranked number 3 in the country just after New York City and San Francisco by US News and number 2 by Business Insider just after Seattle. One thing I love about the “T” (aka the “Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority”)... Continue Reading →

Cheers to Life Unstructured

Dear Reader, There is a very curious time of the year between Christmas and New Year’s Day when the days blur together into one seamless stretch of time. If you are lucky enough to enjoy this period of vacation, which the Germans refer to as zwischen den Jahren (“between the years”), then you know the... Continue Reading →

(Don’t) Gotta Love It

Dear Reader, Do you also force yourself to like things or is that just me? Good habits can be hard to form, in fact, sometimes they must be forced. When I was younger, I was not a big fruit eater. The first time I started eating fruits regularly (scarily enough) was not until high school.... Continue Reading →

Affability and Condescension

Dear Reader, Have you ever read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice? While it is, perhaps, one of the most popular works of Victorian literature, it wasn’t until recently that I completed this 19th century classic. By today’s standards, the story is nothing special (stilted flirtations, courtship, matrimony, etc.), however, one thing that stood out to... Continue Reading →

Sugar, Sugar Everywhere

Dear Reader, Once again, I’m going to write about sugar. If you follow my blog, you may remember that I am trying to cut down on my added sugar intake (more here). That, like most things in life, is easier said than done. After a few weeks trying (to greater and weaker effect) to cut... Continue Reading →

You Can’t Buy Elbow Grease

Dear Reader, Buying used products can be hit-or-miss. While I have been very happy and grateful to buy and receive used clothes and supplies, every once in a while I am blown away for all the wrong reasons. My most recent used purchase was a beautiful red bicycle… or so it seemed. If you follow... Continue Reading →

Where Have All the Tourists Gone? Part 2

Dear Reader, Martha’s Vineyard could be a foodie’s paradise. Recently, my boyfriend and I made a trip to Martha’s Vineyard for vacation (more here). While the island is a hub for tourists in the summer months, things are pretty much left to the locals in the dead of winter. Regardless, we enjoyed exploring all the... Continue Reading →

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