Day 10 – Worcester MA to Cooperstown NY

I slept hard last night and according to my machine, nearly 9 hours! That was good. I slowly got myself together then read until Victor & Lea were ready to go to breakfast. It was another beautiful day, and we walked to their neighborhood diner called Salt & Pepper. Again, I had the eggs, bacon,…

NaBloPoMo fail!

Yep, it completely slipped my mind that November is National Blog Posting Month. I was reading my sister’s blog at the beginning of the month, around the 5th or so, and that’s when I realized! Oh well. The month, though, has been pretty good. It started off with the Houston Astros winning the World Series….

downtown life

So far I’ve had a pretty great day. I woke up around 7:45 am and went down to my favorite little French cafe (Cafe de L’Opera) around 8:30 am. The doors were closed, and I was sad that they might be closed, but then the owner saw me and opened the door for me. She…

NPM – 18 of 30

what do you make of a day that begins deciding if you’re well enough to return to work you do your ten years of working is celebrated with the head honchos and others who have also endured for a decade you eat mediocre pizza and must recount how you came to work there then share…

NPM – 9 of 30

there’s nothing quite like waking up late discovering that your favorite cafe is now open on Sunday watching a ballgame in the sun eating carne asada chips lounging on the couch to make you not want to go back to work tomorrow

NPM – 7 of 30

day in the sun/a night in the night there is nothing quite like the feeling you have after a lazy day in the sun your face warm your skin slightly salty your hair maintains a sun scent you decide to take a walk as evening comes to shake off the haze mix up the mindset…

it’s all good

Just checking in to say that the shine on this place is still quite shiny. Since I last wrote, I have taken many walks through the downtown neighborhoods. Last Friday night, I walked down to a bar at the Hard Rock Hotel where my friends were playing a free show. It took me 8 minutes…

November’s here

I realized that one of the reasons I have been so reluctant to write about my time in Spain is that it will seem like it’s really over. Does that make sense? I’ve enjoyed reading my sister’s and my mom’s posts about the trip, and I think of the time quite fondly. I just know…

settling in

I was so sad because I didn’t think I’d gotten any response to my last post, but then I realized I hadn’t updated my email address on my account! Thanks for commenting, Mom, Mia, and Sandy! Last week, on Tuesday night, I went to Cafe Cabaret for the open poetry reading. It was fine. I’d…