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spring things

1. April in Boston, man. It’s a dream. The sun shows up in the morning, birds chirping, etc. The sun is still up when I get out of work. Things are getting green again, flowers are everywhere. Lovely cool breezes and sunglasses. On Friday, we ran the Southwest Corridor park and discovered there is a […]

things you do when you can’t do the things you do

It is hard to make any statements or judgements regarding the last seven days because, well, I am not sure that this seven days can be compared to anything else in the history of The Weeks of My Life. Or maybe the weeks of anyone’s lives, I don’t know. A holiday weekend followed shortly by […]

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban

I am concerned that I am becoming a reading cynic. But not that concerned. I think if you like every book you read, then you are probably just really good at picking books to match your tastes. I think it’s okay to acknowledge that although I love books, and YA and children’s books especially, and […]

break the fast books

This is self-torture because I am still days away from the end of my reading deprivation, even then I have three review books on the docket. It will be awhile until I pick up any of these titles… but here are some choices for reading once all that dust settles. The other day I was […]

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Have I ever told you about this book? One of my all-time favorite books? This book I once tried to read while driving 70 mph up US-127 North? No? Yes? Either way, consider this an ode to The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. Frankie is a sophomore at an academically elite boarding […]

first quarter results

I read 34 books between January 1st and March 31st. The first quarter of 2013 is over, and I’m pleased with my reading progress. If I keep this up for the rest of the year, I will be extra pleased. I feel like I’m reading a lot and liking a lot of what I read. […]

reading deprivation

I am four weeks into Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way program. This feels like a confession, a dirty secret, something embarrassingly woo-woo and desperate. Something that normal people don’t do, normal people don’t need, and especially not a person like myself! But four weeks ago I was just at a loss, so here I am, […]

my place

I had a post I wanted to write today, but I obviously can’t write it now because it’s just not happening. I live in Boston. I run. I am a person who lives in Boston and runs. And that tiny bit of Boston you saw looping on your news stations all day? That the bit […]

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

Michael Moss’s Sugar Fat Salt: How the Food Giants Hooked Us is an important book. A really important book. Keeping my ranting and ramblings down to a readable word count is going to be a Herculean task, so I will attempt to focus myself as such. Part 1: The book as a book Part 2: […]

my many numbered days

It’s been a month since I started reading 168 Hours, and I wish I could have a nice review for you here. I can’t, because I told this guy I live with that he would like it and while I was busy working on my Dream List, he stole it from me. And took it […]