Gently Down the Stream

Dear Reader, They say, “the best things in life are free.” And, when they say the “best things” they are probably referring to health, love, family, friends, etc. — which are great, but there are very many other beautiful free things out there! I’m a bit of a scavenger (more here), finding free clothes and... Continue Reading →

Yes! And…

Dear Reader, Young city people on TV sitcoms are always getting themselves wrapped up in the darndest situations. They have the most eclectic interests. You find them attending a Burning Man-esque festival in the desert like in “Crazy Ex-Girlfirend,” taking cooking classes like Monica and Joey in "Friends," or randomly playing laser tag like Barney... Continue Reading →

[Review] Boston Winery

Dear Reader, Wine in the U.S. is big business — a $220 billion industry to be more exact. While 90% of the wines produced in the U.S. come from California, it turns out that each and every U.S. state has at least one winery. While Boston is not known for its wine-growing abilities, the city is... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

What to say about Chelsea

Dear Reader, You can learn a lot about an area through Google Maps; so much, in fact, that you can fool yourself into believing that you really know a place. However, my recent trip to Chelsea, MA taught me that you need to actually visit an area to know what it’s really like. While I... Continue Reading →

It’s a Beautiful Day in Boston

Dear Reader, April is the real beginning of spring here in Boston, but we still get (more than) our fair share of undesirable weather. For this reason, when we get a day that is 75 degrees, sunny, and over the weekend, we celebrate it. The subway cars were congested, the lawns were speckled with bodies,... Continue Reading →

Once in a Cold Dark Winter

Dear Reader, “It’s amazin' what a bit o’spring can do.” If you are among the rarest 1% of creatures out there, you did not read that above line, you sang it in your head in a cockney accent just like Mrs. Beaver did in Narnia The Musical. (Yes, there is a Narnia musical). The rest... Continue Reading →

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