This past Saturday was a perfect fall day here in New England. That afternoon, I rode my bike to the bottom of Summit Ave. and parked at the corner of Beacon Street in… Continue reading
Is it me, or is my backpack getting lighter? I like entering towns on foot instead of by car or train. It’s a unique experience for the typical 21st century traveler. We walked… Continue reading
It’s not easy being a pilgrim. Still, I keep thinking about how arduous the Camino must have been for pilgrims hundreds of years ago, before hotels, cafes, pharmacies and gift shops. Today’s way… Continue reading
The first day of our “family Camino” took us from Sarria to Portomarìn, a little under 20 km – not a killer, but it got hot for New Englanders/New Yorkers in October. We… Continue reading
My quality of life totally skyrocketed over this past weekend. That’s because I did something I never thought possible. I swam in Boston’s Charles River. Yes, it was intentional. Yes, it’s perfectly legal.… Continue reading
Wesley the Owl, written by former Caltech biologist Stacey O’Brien, explores animal intelligence, the deep emotional bonds that can exist between animals and humans.
When something you love is dying, only the most dramatic action will do. Mara G. Haseltine, an artist and environmental activist, is in love with our oceans and is doing everything she can… Continue reading
If you’ve been reading this blog from the beginning (first post was way back in November 2010, eons ago in internet time) you may recall that I have a thing for tiny houses.… Continue reading