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Well, the situation with my niece, Heather, is complicated at best. To refresh: she is 3 years old and suffers from mitochondrial disease. Her symptoms are that her entire digestive system is non-functioning. She’s never had a bite to eat. She’s had 7 surgeries in the past to install feeding tubes that go directly into her […]

Playing Favorites

Is it possible for an iPod to have favorites? Like most people, I tend to leave mine on the shuffle function. Yet without fail, I seem to always hear the following on a daily basis: Neil Diamond – Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show Missing Persons – Words Natalie Merchant/10,000 Maniacs – well, it just plays […]

Dashing Through The Snow

What a weekend. Everything started off so great – but things rapidly deteriorated beginning on Saturday. But first – the good stuff. I met up with Kirk Friday night (somebody I met on-line and have been emailing with the past few weeks). Anyway, we hung out all night and went into the North End to join the Feast. […]

FEAST Your Eyes On This

St. Anthony’s Feast begins in my neighborhood this evening. The lights and decorations have been up for a few weeks (but the lights haven’t been turned on yet). Even the beautifully tacky stage has been erected around the corner. Last night as I got home from work the city had already blocked off my street, […]


Actually, I think this is kind of a cute story. I decided to have lunch at the cafeteria yesterday so I headed up the ramp to the food service area. An asian familiy was in front of me at the grill station placing their orders in broken english. VERY broken english. There appeared to be […]

A Community up for Grabs

There’s an interesting piece on the news yesterday and today about a community of 22 homes near Charlotte, North Carolina that has agreed to sell all of their homes collectively to a major developer. The residents realized that by selling their entire community collectively, versus as individual houses and lots, it will result in each […]

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

I’m perplexed. I read somewhere locally that Boston was FINALLY getting that new gay cable station called LoGo. The network began in June or July yet, inexplicably, the Boston market was not included (which is odd considering Massachusetts has some of the highest percentages of gays/lesbians in the country…and not to mention that whole little […]

Airing Dirty Laundry

I’m probably going to make many enemies because of this post, but I just have to get something off my chest. I went to the Cape this weekend to visit my family. Afer a lovely lazy day on Saturday, my Mom drove me from the Cape to the Braintree subway station on Sunday so I […]

Smokin’ (Not So Much)

Well, I’m on Cape Cod. My parents left this morning so it’s just me and the hairball with a tongue (that would be Dusty the Shih Tzu). I don’t really have anything to talk about. I had intended to go on line to check email only. But then the speed of things prompted me to […]

A Swift Bitch-Slap Back to Reality

I wasn’t home from vacation for more than 2 hours on Wednesday night when I got a phone call from my brother telling me that my niece was back in the hospital (she’d been home a whole week). This time, one of her feeding tubes stopped functioning so she returned to the hospital for the […]