There are all sorts of amazing things happening in November this year. I just happen to be involved in one of them each weekend leading up to Thanksgiving. Are you looking to plan your activities and maybe get a jump on some handmade Christmas shopping? Look no further.
Perhaps, now that things are finally starting to calm down somewhat (and I am getting some sleep), I can get back to posting regularly on here. It has been an eventful week.
First, a hearty congratulations to my nephew Will, who earned his Eagle Scout rank this week. He worked hard for it, and deserves a lot of credit for being a pretty disciplined young man. He was also fortunate to get a lot of support from friends and family, especially his mom (my sister Liz) and his dad (my brother-in-law Dan). He’ll be off for college next year. Eeek, I am old.
In a tribute to Veteran’s day and the current political climate, The Seraphim Singers are presenting The Short Twentieth Century: Choral Music from 1914 to 1990.
What gives? Oh, right, internet security and common sense do.
This is where you ask, what on earth is she talking about? I’ll tell you.
I’m lucky to be participating in Roslindale Open Studios this year. This is the 10th year of ROS and they’re a great group to work with. If you want to start your Christmas shopping with some handmade items and also want the chance to look around Roslindale, take a bike tour, and sample some craft food and beverage, the first weekend in November is it!
There’s also ROS Home Studio Bingo.
You have to play to win and you have to be there to play. Want to know more? Come to Roslindale on 11/1 & 11/2!
It has been kind of strange that we had such a dry, warm September, and there have been some warm days in October too. But I think you can’t deny that fall has finally arrived in Greater Boston.
I want to offer an apology to all the people I should be calling, or hanging out with, or otherwise spending time interacting with, because I have not done those things much lately.
For a few weeks now, most of what I have been concerned with is trying to get some rest.
No, not that season. The one we’re in right now. Autumn.
Somerville is celebrating the final SomerStreets of the year on Sunday October 19th with the Monster Mashed UP Festival. Major streets will be closed, ghosts and goblins will walk among us, and fun will be had by all. Also, there will be pumpkins, face painting, a parade, costume contests (for pets and their people) and, you’ve probably guessed it by now, craft vendors.
I’ll be there in my tent with all sorts of things to tempt you. Things that make great host gifts, things that make gifts for yourself, and yes, things that make great holiday gifts as well.
Details are here. Please come! It’s a rain or shine event. We’re hardy New Englanders after all, and this is only Autumn. Winter is, as they say, still coming.
See you there!
Oh, please please please let it happen. We did notice a question about our internet service on our last resident survey so it got us thinking about it again.
As some of you may have noticed, Kelly and I have had repeated issues with the quality of our Internet service here in Cambridge over the years. It is something that both of us care deeply about as both of us have worked in IT and both of us are everyday users of the Internet for personal and business purposes. But considering that we live in what I would consider the technology capital of the East Coast, the quality and quantity of Internet service providers is terrible, frankly. Cambridge considers itself a major center for innovation and it certainly is, but it is also somewhat ridiculous that for many people Internet connectivity is both expensive and unreliable.
I know that there are a lot of people who follow this blog who understand this. I also know that there are a lot of people who follow this blog who might not. I’m asking you to read this post and try to understand before you ask the dreaded Holiday questions of one of us who works in the Service Industry, Retail, is in Food Service, or is a Professional Musician of some type.
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