Meravelha is awesome, the internets say so

You’ve probably seen me write in this space before about Meravelha concerts.  Teri Kowiak is the founder and as I write this I’m sitting next to Tim, one of the fabulous singers in the group.  I’ve had the pleasure of working front of house for Meravelha and listening to them rehearse and perform and I have to tell you, they don’t suck.  In fact, they’re really, really, good.  Apparently I’m not the only person who thinks this.  In fact, there are more than a few people who think this.

Now, you can join them and it won’t cost you a thing.

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Because Indian food is always associated with the birth of Jesus

For the last 5 or so years a group of us has managed to fit in a feast of Indian food between singing services on Christmas Eve.  For the first few years, however many those were, we went to Bukhara.  The food there is reliably good and the service is always excellent.  It’s a short drive to the place where we sing midnight mass, and they have a parking lot.  Restaurants with parking lots are key in Boston.

Then things changed in 2013.

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This IS your Christmas Card

For a whole lot of very good reasons in the last few years, it’s proved impossible to get it together to send out our annual 100+ Christmas cards.  Between the time investment, which requires starting shortly after Thanksgiving, and the cost of the postage, we just haven’t been able to do it.  So, we’re going digital again this year.  Yep, this is your card.

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There’s been a lot of victory going around in the last few days, not the least of which was a few minutes ago when Geoff and I finally conquered the Massachusetts version of the ACA website.  In the spirit of the season, it’s time to share some good news.

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What we’re reading now- holiday edition

We’re back from our hiatus.  We’ve had our battle with Mass Health and we came out victorious.  So, it’s time to catch all of you up on what we’ve been reading and doing other than preparing to fight for our right to health care.

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More Arts & Crafts

The Office for the Arts at Harvard is holding the annual Ceramic Show & Sale.  Details are below and full info is here.  I’m hoping that we can make it if only so we can look around.

December 12, Thursday 3-8pm
December 13-15, Friday-Sunday, 10am-7pm

The Ceramics Program of the Office for the Arts at Harvard will present its annual Holiday Show and Sale December 12-15 at 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA.

The Ceramics Program provides a creative learning environment for Harvard students, staff, and faculty as well as designers, artists, and scholars from the greater Boston and international communities. This December, more than sixty artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year.

Free cups made by the exhibitors will be available on a first-come, first-served basis during the opening, December 12, Thursday 3-8pm. The Holiday Show and Sale continues Friday through Sunday, December 13-15, Friday-Sunday, 10am-7pm.

The Studio is wheelchair accessible.

Unfortunately I missed the MIT Glass Blowing Sale this year, but it happens twice a year.  More details are here.

Happy shopping,


Holiday Arts & Eats at Assembly Row

It’s that time of year again!  It’s time to shop locally and stock up on gifts for friends and family.  I’m showing my jewelry and vintage goodies in the ASSEMBLED Holiday Arts & Eats show at Assembly Row.  It starts tonight at 6:00pm and runs through Sunday.  All of the details are below and here.  Hope to see you there.