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!