I just realized it’s been four months since I’ve written a feature. Finally over the hump! Phew. And here she is.
I heard a quote on the radio the other day that really resonated with me and properly sums up my writing experience: “I hate to write, but I love having written.”
Thank you to whomever crystalized my process.
I spent the weekend in Boston as a tourist for the first time. We cashed in hotel points from years of work-related travel and hunkered down at a Hyatt Regency with the kids. Because temperatures were in the 90s and the humidity was obscenely high, most of the weekend was spent with fountain-soaked children in both Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden when not in the hotel pool. As much as I like the small town we are currently living in, the weekend proved that I would quickly leave it behind for the city if money and a quality public school permitted. I was reminded of just what an international city Boston is, with people from all over the world vacationing, studying, and living there. There is an undeniable pulse that you can’t find in the country (in addition to certain smells) and I want to make sure my family is exposed to it regularly, not just the occasional
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A late morning soundcheck for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones at Boston Common for the Outside the Box concert.
Boston Public Garden at sunset
We took the girls into Boston yesterday afternoon to enjoy some time in Faneuil Hall Marketplace and see some street performances. This one was by far the best, but the kids were a little freaked out by it for some reason.
Great service dog story from Boston.com. Photo by Found Animals Association as found on Flickr.
Thoughtful piece on Boston’s collective delusion.
Here’s a visual list of supposedly “weird” things about Boston found at Boston.com ~ I don’t think most of them are all that weird, but perhaps it’s because I’m a native. What I do find weird are street names that change depending on which direction you drive. I’m surrounded by streets that have one name going one way, but a different name when driving the other way. I’m guessing I forgot about this weirdness during my time away.
~ For some reason I found this very amusing this morning. I just needed something stupid and entertaining to start the day. http://www.boston.com/yourtown/specials/gallery/boston_harlem_shake/