Grounds for Adventure

Dear Reader, Even the most ordinary spaces can be grounds for adventure. The other day, my boyfriend and I convened for an unplanned late lunch at the Summer Shack in Cambridge, MA. We were seated outside beneath a tent under the bright blue, September sky and comfortable in the breezy, fresh air. The weather was... Continue Reading →

Shopping in the Square

Dear Reader, Shopping during the pandemic has its challenges. When the lockdowns began in Massachusetts in March, we all turned to the internet for our needs and received our purchases through brown cardboard boxes in the mail. Amazon deliveries were so frequent to my apartment building that the storage lockers (where we sometimes receive packages)... Continue Reading →

There and Back

Dear Reader, One of the most convenient things I have found about moving to Boston is just how connected the city is to other parts of the U.S. and the world. For example, the Boston Logan International Airport offers non-stop flights to over 50 international destinations, even including a 15-hour voyage to Hong Kong and... Continue Reading →

Quincy Quarries

Dear Reader, If you are venturing out to Boston and are searching for things to do, you will most certainly find the Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall Marketplace high on any recommendation list. As a local, this past year, I have been expanding my personal horizons and traveling to — let’s call them — “B-list” tourist attractions.... Continue Reading →

Better Weather

Dear Reader, Something unimaginable happened a few days ago when I was sitting outside on the porch — I was kind of cold. Okay, so being cold outside is not the most inconceivable thing, however, it is August. These past few weeks in Boston the temperature has hovered consistently above 90 degrees. Although I loathe... Continue Reading →

The Northeast Corner

Dear Reader, How much do you trust Google Maps? On a scale from 1 to blind faith, I could quite literally walk off a cliff because of Google Maps. I kid, but I do heavily rely on the service. One day, I was —rather curiously, I admit— looking for a body of water to visit... Continue Reading →

Salmon Lifestyle, Tuna Budget

Dear Reader, Are you a fan of eating out? I am; however, the pandemic lockdowns have made this activity nearly impossible. At the onset of summer, quarantine restrictions have eased, yet, my commitment to dining in stayed steadfast. I grew comfortable with the warm weather and content with the status quo. However, one July day... Continue Reading →

Patient at the Post Office

Dear Reader, You know your world is a small place when a simple trip to the post office is considered to be an “event.” During the pandemic, until lately, I have pretty much been at home or outdoors in the immediate vicinity 24/7. However, about a week ago that changed as I have now been... Continue Reading →

Tatte Time

Dear Reader, Having a favorite is a very special thing. In practical terms, a favorite is a decision-making shortcut. Furthermore, emotionally, a favorite provides you with guaranteed enjoyment. One of my very favorite places is Tatte Bakery and Café in Boston. Tatte was founded by Tzurit Or, an Israeli woman who claims to have baked... Continue Reading →

Hidden Trails

Dear Reader, Clunky concrete buildings are so run of the mill in parts of Boston that it can be hard to see the beauty in the tedious industrialization. The Alewife bus and subway station is one such structure that blends right into the highway and office buildings surrounding it. At a glance, the Alewife station... Continue Reading →

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