Category: Boston

Can We Fat Talk?

Can you picture her? The girl in your same grade who constantly asked, “Do you think I look fat?” Maybe she was your best friend or the bane of your existence. Maybe she had the strong core of a ballerina or the strong calves of a star soccer player. Maybe she was rail thin or […]

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Chronicle of Valentine’s Past

1987 – I remember room 1B, the desks aligned in rows with each student’s handmade mailbox scribbled in crayon. Danny B. includes candy in his valentine envelopes, something more exotic than the chalky conversation hearts, and he is the coolest kid in Mrs. Ferry’s room. 1990 – My parents leave us little valentines at our […]

Zumba Diaries

The New Year’s risk-it-for-the-biscuit mentality had not worn off yet so I walked into the Unknown Class last night at the gym. I might not have been so bold except that the other students in the class didn’t appear to have any of that Fearful Equipment of Specialized Gym Classes whereby you’re never quite sure […]