Archive for April, 2009

marathon monday

Monday, April 20th, 2009

It’s a big day in Boston today. [Photo courtesy Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau: Taken from] The Boston Marathon, which first began back in 1897, kicked off today at 9:22 a.m. The course begins in Hopkington, MA and ends 26.2 miles later in downtown Boston. Each year the race takes place on Patriots’ […]

today i’m at wandering educators

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Recently, I was fortunate to cross paths with Dr. Jessie Voigts of Wandering Educators on Travel Blog Exchange (haven’t joined yet? go on, I’ll wait). Wandering Educators is an eclectic group of global and traveling educators, bent on sharing their passion for travel with like-minded individuals. It is a great community that you can join […]

a local brew

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

I had a Paper City brew with my friend Kerry at Bukowski before she heads back to California. I swear it was a Paper City Ireland Dam Ale because I wrote it down on my coaster to remember. However, the closest thing I can find on their web site is a Holyoke Dam Ale and […]

montreal is official

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

[From] Back when I mentioned I was taking some time off and perhaps a few long weekends away, Montreal was not yet finalized, but now it is! My friends and I will be driving up from Boston, with one friend flying up from New York, in a couple of weekends. Now, we just need […]

design hive, revisited

Monday, April 13th, 2009

I am officially a regular each month at Design Hive, the independent designer’s market in Cambridge. A couple of Saturdays ago, it was as busy as usual and we even came across some new vendors. The Stella Marie Soap Company had a display that made me hungry… Can you believe that those mini soap cupcakes […]

a clash of civilizations

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

There is a song by a band called The Frames that I love called Fitzcarraldo. I learned the inspiration behind the song in a concert. Lead singer Glen Hansard mentioned it was inspired by a Werner Herzog film called Fitzcarraldo. From what I remember, he said the movie is about a man whose dream was […]

do you ever have fun with statues?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

When traveling for extended periods of time, ambitiously equipped with maps marked with places you wish to see, crossing off those places one at a time with a strong sense of accomplishment, you can accidentally turn enjoyment and exploration into a task – like when you are at work and you have a to do […]

taste of the nation

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a couple of amazing events. On Thursday, I found myself at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston at the 21st annual Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation. Share Our Strength is committed to ending childhood hunger. Thanks to their all-volunteer committee, one of whom was kind […]