buy local

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

In the heart of Union Square in Somerville, MA each Saturday, you will find local farmers, bakers and even live acoustic music, all gathered under a handful of canopies participating in the Union Square Farmers Market. Here, you will also find a wide range of fresh produce, herbs, the delicious Taza Chocolate and even homemade […]

raising a glass to favorite places

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

My kitchen cabinets do not look like Martha Stewart’s. They are filled with hand-me-down plates and bowls, cheap wine glasses from Bed Bath & Beyond and random mugs, wine glasses and cups. Last night I realized that my eclectic collection paints a picture of different places and every time I pour a beverage, I am […]

i’m being sent to gloucester

Friday, May 15th, 2009

…by Trazzler. Specifically, to grab a lobster roll at Charlie’s Place. That doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Mike and I go up to Gloucester, MA every year for our anniversary. But, this September we are looking to plan a bigger trip. I am hoping this weekend gives me a chance to catch up with […]

newburyport in the rain

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

As part of my promise to myself during this week of non-work, I made it up to the lovely Newburyport, MA on Tuesday with my friend Bryce. Newburyport is about 42 miles north of Boston and is located on the south bank of the Merrimack River at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a […]


Monday, November 10th, 2008

According to Wikipedia, Somerville is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just north of Boston…It was established as a town in 1842, when it was separated from the urbanizing Charlestown. I thought that was interesting because Charlestown is where I really wanted to move, but it happens to be a touch out of my price […]