Back-to-School 2020: Virtual Preschool Is An Option

It is fall in New England and the beginning of the school year. But this back- to -school season is anything but routine. With the pandemic, it's hard to predict what may happen when the schools open. Parents everywhere are pondering their options. When it comes to the youngest students, some parents of preschoolers favor … Continue reading Back-to-School 2020: Virtual Preschool Is An Option

Vacationing During Coronavirus: Should You? Can You?

Yes, we are all living through a historic pandemic.  But after 3 months of staying-at-home/working-from-home, my husband and I were in need of a break. We were sick of our house. So  I planned a "safe-cation", a two-night socially distanced get-away. But where to go? Some place close- ideally, within Massachusetts. Our state's Covid-19 cases … Continue reading Vacationing During Coronavirus: Should You? Can You?

Coronavirus Update: Home All Day

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has ordered everyone to stay home.  Whoo hoo! I'm a homebody anyway; writing , walking,  baking, reading, gardening. The best things in my life happen here. Not so much for my husband; a university professor who is suddenly working from home and adapting his lectures to … Continue reading Coronavirus Update: Home All Day

So Long “No Name”. A look at Boston’s Vintage Restaurants

This week, No Name, has shuttered, ending a more than 100 year-old run as one of Boston's classic, old-timey seafood restaurants . My first visit to No Name was as a college freshmen at Northeastern- a dormitory floor outing to get to know the city.  Boston was a mystery to me and I had never … Continue reading So Long “No Name”. A look at Boston’s Vintage Restaurants

“No Access Boston”- The Holiday Edition!

In December, Boston is at its festive best. With its cobblestone streets and trees strung with twinkling lights, the city takes on a fairy-tale quality that evokes images of both Christmas past and Christmas present. There is a real timeless appeal to Boston at this time of year. Among Boston's holiday traditions are ice skating … Continue reading “No Access Boston”- The Holiday Edition!