Category archive: Daily Life

The Boston Marathon Bombing Lockdown

The Boston Marathon Bombing Lockdown…as it happened.   I’m posting my Facebook updates from April 18-19 here to my blog….things scroll away so easily on Facebook, but I would like to remember what happened on this day.   It all began in the late afternoon on April 18 when the FBI posted their surveillance pics…

Boston Marathon Bombing

Boston is my city. I was born here. I’ve lived here for most of my life. I’ve never run the Boston Marathon, but I’ve been a spectator along the sidelines many times over the years, cheering the runners on, offering them water. I studied and taught at Boston College, the university on the peak of…

I’m a Google Glass Explorer!

Yes, I got the call (actually, it was a tweet). I was invited to join the early adopters Google Glass beta test, assuming I can come up with $1500 (um…..). Would love to do this, but we’ll see.  Meanwhile, here’s the ultimate demo that got me interested in owning a pair of Google Glasses. Wouldn’t…

The Marriage Proposal That Went Viral

How could anyone say no to the guy who came up with this joyful and creative marriage proposal? In a strange way, it reminded me of a Joss Whedon musical (Buffy’s Once More With Feeling or Dr. Horrible). Except, of course, in Isaac’s video, none of the dancers burst into flame!  And it has a…

Obama Makes a Gesture

Finally, President Obama has announced his support for gay marriage.

Remembering Kent State

I was in my senior year at college on May 4, 1970 when four students were shot and killed by the National Guard during a demonstration against the bombing in Vietnam and Cambodia. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young recorded this song about the event.