This is their natural home.


These birds hang out every evening on these boom floats on the Charles River in Boston.

Birds on the Charles River, Boston MA
Nine Birds

Bird stretching, Charles River, Boston MA
Bird stretching

Along the Charles River Bike Path
Boston, MA

I should’ve read the instructions, but…


Today was the new folding bike’s first ride on the train! Full-sized 700c wheels and all!

Montague Urban folding bike on MBTA commuter rail train.  Lowell MA
Montague Urban folding bike

(Pssst: If you click on the ABOUT link at the top of the page, you can follow my bike commutes via Strava.)

MBTA Lowell-to-Boston Commuter Rail
Lowell MA

So I guess there’s another Alien movie coming?


Took the MBTA Red Line to Porter Square to pick up my new bike. This particular car was a little creepy.

MBTA Red Line car - Alien movie promo

MBTA Red Line
Somewhere under Porter Square
Cambridge MA

Good old bleeding-heart liberal folkie


We caught the Roy Zimmerman concert in Lowell tonight. Olde-fashioned left-wing political folk singer songwriter, leading the audience in dreaded sing-alongs about the asshole in the White House and other obsessions.

Roy Zimmerman at the ALL Gallery, Lowell MA
Roy Zimmerman

Thanks Roy!

ALL Gallery
Downtown
Lowell MA

EXTREME bicycle safety.


This guy’s ready for when his bike explodes into a fiery ball of fire.

Bicycle Safety.  Harvard Square, Cambridge MA
Bicycle Safety: Always have a fire extinguisher handy.

Mt. Auburn Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge MA

Did you ever think about how weird bulbs are?


In the fall, you dig a hole in the ground and put this thing that looks like an onion.
Then, after winter’s over and the snow melts away, a daffodil pokes its head up.

Front Yard Daffodils - Lowell MA
Front Yard Daffodils

My front yard
Lowell MA

We’re everywhere


Because we have a popular-vote-losing president, who in his first hundred days has shown himself to surround himself with like-minded people who trade in lies, dismissal of the poor and sick, bigotry, fear, and xenophobia, good people all over the country have decided to take the real greatness of America into their own hands. Like this sign at a studio at Mill # 5 in Lowell.

HATE HAS NO HOME HERE.  Sign at Mill # 5, Lowell MA
HATE HAS NO HOME HERE.

Fourth Floor, Mill # 5
Downtown
Lowell MA

Because it’s spring.


On a rainy spring day, a few run-ins with nature:

A bunny in the wilds of Boston's West End
A bunny in the wilds of Boston’s West End

Raindrops on the cherry blossom tree's buds
Raindrops on the cherry blossom tree’s buds

[1] West End, Boston MA
[2] My Front Yard, Lowell MA

Over 800 candle-lit lanterns were floated down the Western Canal


On a wet and cold Earth Day weekend, hundreds of people from all over the city of Lowell gathered for an evening of art, music, food, and inclusiveness. They decorated 800 paper lanterns with symbols of their heritage, interests, worries, and loves. At dusk, each lantern’s candle was illuminated, and the lanterns were floated down the Western Canal below Ecumenical Plaza.

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Decorated paper lantern.  Points of Light Festival.  Lowell MA

Ecumenical Plaza
The Western Canal
Lowell MA