Updates from a Simple Life in Beantown

Well, I got my lastest fix of life in little Vega, Texas, on Saturday night when I watched the latest episode of Popularity Contest. Yep, I’m addicted. It’s the little engine that could, that show. I didn’t want to like it, but it sucked me in. This also happens every season with Big Brother. I […]

A Sight for Sore Eyes

My new glasses arrived and I picked them up last night (before a yummy Thai dinner in the Back Bay). They’re taking some getting used to since they’re more obvious than my previous pairs of glasses. I typically have gone for subtle glasses that blend. These definitely don’t blend. What do you think? Please pardon […]

Return Policy

  I’m back. I’ve returned from Cape Cod and am finally getting back to blogging again. The trip went really well once the weather improved. And the devil dog (Dusty) became a completely different animal once we left the office. She was a perfect angel the rest of the trip. She didn’t bark, she didn’t […]

48 Hours Crammed into a few Paragraphs

I went down to the Cape on Saturday in the midst of what felt like a hurricane. Bands of rain came ripping through with consistent heavy winds (in the 50 MPH range). This pretty much lasted the entire weekend (and the drizzle/dampness continues to this very minute). There are tree limbs down everywhere, but I […]

It’s a Bad Day for Jesus

As I was exiting the train at Porter Square this morning, a man (who I presume was homeless) was squatting on the platform picking up magazines and newspapers that had spilled from his torn shopping bag. He was stacking them and placing them carefully into one of 4 other bags he was carrying around – […]

Through the Eyes of a Child

I got together with my friend, Heath, for dinner on Monday night. We went to his condo which is on the penthouse level of his building. We were sitting on his roof deck chatting and watching the skyline when he noticed black smoke rising from a building down the street. We couldn’t see flames (because […]

Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Sinned

It’s amazing how the internet can connect two people in ways unimaginable just a decade ago. I recently blogged about the television show “Popularity Contest” (where city folk go to a small town in Texas and live with the locals until a popularity contest is held every three days and the least popular person is escorted […]

Miss(ter) Congeniality

I’m overwhelmed at my popularity right now (sarcasm). Actually, I think I’m just making up for lost time. My weekends for the past two months have all involved going to Regina’s condo at least one day to clean things out so it can be sold. But last week it was officially cleaned out and ready […]