As a University employee, my calendar is tied to July 1. That's when a new year starts, and for my purposes here I'll say: that's my deadline for spending one year's vacation days (as faculty I can carry nothing over) and the new year's worth of vacation time begins. In pre-Pandemic life, I traveled often… Continue reading Museum-Quest
Salem, MA is a funky, fun spot. We were blessed with relentlessly good weather; every day, rain was predicted and every day, it stayed sunny and 78 degrees. Honestly, I recommend just walking the coast or through any of the numerous parks to watch the sun rise: I'll stop skirting the obvious: The town is… Continue reading One *single* kitschy witch thing
During a weekend getaway to Massachusetts, a coincidence happened: We passed a church and street named for St. Botolph, and I realized I wasn't familiar with that saint at all. A little Googling revealed he is the patron saint of travel and the city of Boston (among other things!) and also, his feast day is… Continue reading Honoring St. Botolph (Boston, MA)
Neighbor's yardwork left this on our fence, but I like it as decor! Generally, I love June. I want to be outside ALL THE TIME, for hours and hours, reading about trees and sitting under trees and writing letters I will mail with Giving Tree stamps: But I had a rough start to this month… Continue reading Say NO to June Gloom!
.... I just washed four pairs of shoes. I've been going on a lot of adventures lately--ESPECIALLY compared to the last 2.5 years--and got muddy, grass-covered, or dusted with city grit. Last thought from the Bowery: Picked up a very beat up copy of this play at Housing Works Books because I found a letter… Continue reading A sun roof and a Flower Moon