Carpe Diem

Whoo-eee, friends, has this blog post been a roller coaster. I started off with a gentle, wistful idea of trying to explain how I feel about Boston right this very moment, and then, before I could type one character, my facebook feed exploded in a mournful wail at the news that Robin Williams has leftContinue reading “Carpe Diem”

A perfect evening stroll…or maybe not

Sultry evening breeze + firemen w/treats for my dog = perfect summer stroll. #springinmystep That was the facebook post I almost wrote. Sounds idyllic, right? It sort of was. There was indeed an evening breeze. There were extremely cute firemen sitting outside their station, offering treats to passing pooches. Can’t you just picture it? TheContinue reading “A perfect evening stroll…or maybe not”

The Radical Notion of Being OK

Here’s the thing about living alone for most of your life (Or in my case, living without another human. Sadie would dispute that I live alone). One day, you’re going to be coming back from a dog park/shopping trip. It’s going to be a rainy spring night in Boston. You’re going to be expertly juggling your bag,Continue reading “The Radical Notion of Being OK”

It’s all relative

Many of you have read my laments about my lack of culinary skills on this blog…I have proudly proclaimed on more than one occasion that I’m not a foodie. However, last week, while visiting family, in idle conversation, they told me I was “getting foodie-ish.” I made that term up, because they said something else that IContinue reading “It’s all relative”

Do you have the guts to do something like this?

Yuki Beppu is part of the reason I came to work at From the Top. When I saw her perform at a live recording back in October, I remember being slack-jawed at her classical playing. Next, she came to the mic and charmed us all with her tales of wanting to get more classical musicContinue reading “Do you have the guts to do something like this?”