gratitude-a-thon day 358: Run, Dan, Run!

Today is for candy and ham and friends (happy Easter), but tomorrow is the Boston marathon for those of you who don’t know (and you must live in an ancient civilization if you don’t know, because this thing has been on every newsstand, news show and news app there is).  Shouting it out to my friend…

gratitude-a-thon day 355: when a backpack is just a backpack

Last night I was Krazy glued to NECN which was reporting on the backpack incident. The backpack incident happened after the amazing Norden brothers, who each lost a leg in the bombings last April 15, had just completed walking the marathon route, which moved me to tears (btw, EVERYTHING moved me to tears yesterday). Anyway, in…

gratitude-a-thon day 354: remembering this day a year ago today

It was today. A year ago today. When crazy broke loose and people’s lives were lost and changed in the  time it takes to buy a Charlie card. It was today, just 365 days ago when this city went haywire and psychological mayhem dominated. It was today. When for a week we glued ourselves to the news, trying…

gratitude-a-thon day 240: small bites friday

Welp, the Republicans have shut down the government. You know, because they’re so smart and mature. Way to run a party, guys. Best quote to date: “We’re not going to be disrespected. We’ve got to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is,” said Congressman Marlin Stuntzman of Indiana. And…