The first thing you should know about the annual “What the Fluff” Marshmallow Fluff Festival of Somerville, Massachusetts is that it is delicious. You will gain five to ten pounds between 3 pm and 7 pm. The second thing you should know is that the Fluff Fest is freaking hilarious. And the third thing you [...Read More!]
Archives for September 2010
The Meet Plan Go career-break travel conference rocked out this past Tuesday evening, September 14, in 13 cities across America and Canadaâ€¦ and I coordinated the Boston chapter!
The next article will dive into the play-by-play of the event itself, but for now Iâ€™m vibrating with eagerness to share four overall revelations.
â€œAre you nuts?â€ gasped my [...Read More!]
When you’re beautiful, man, you gotta pose… and one article about you really isn’t enough.
Thus it was that I was strolling over the Mass. Ave. bridge to meet a friend in Central Square when a voice whispered through the balmy air: “Take me. Take another photo of me. Now.”
“Huh?” I gulped, whipping toward the glistening [...Read More!]
Article #14 in the ESL Student Life Story Project, by Meaad from Saudi Arabia, age 23.
â€œAre you OK?â€ we all asked each other.
â€œDo you know what happened to our friendâ€™s house? Did it get damaged?â€
â€œDid anyone in my cousinâ€™s family die?â€
â€œI have heard that itâ€™s expected to rain tomorrow again, and I am afraid of what [...Read More!]
â€œPlease please donâ€™t write anything awful,â€ I begged the reporter over the crackly cellphone line. â€œI just got this new job and I really like it and Iâ€™m not trying to get thrown out!â€
Darren chuckled and calmly replied, â€œIâ€™m a reporter. No one would talk to me any more if I violated their trust. This [...Read More!]
Tomorrow, after a year-long Leave of Absence to circumnavigate the globe, I return to being an English teacher in the Boston Public Schools!
I am super, super psyched. A year away has given me massive new appreciation for living in beautiful Boston, for the great people here, and for being a teacher in BPS.
“But,” some of [...Read More!]