North America

Lowell, Massachusetts

Buttermilk Graffiti: Reading about Eating in Lowell, Massachusetts

What are you reading these days? My reading of late has focused on travel and culture, and I'm currently reading Buttermilk Graffiti, by Edward Lee. Lee focuses on the influences of immigrant culture on American food. He has a chapter on Lowell, Massachusetts, which has me thinking about what it means to be an American. This post contains affiliate links with Bookshop.org. Purchases made with this link support local bookstores, and I earn a small commission.
What the Fluff

What the Fluff? Somerville’s Ooey-Gooey Festival

What the Fluff, the oddball annual Union Square, Somerville, Massachusetts, festival celebrating the gooey marshmallow confection is a hoot. My personal history with Fluff includes travels with a tub of it, and I've shared some of my favorite snaps from Europe and the US here. Updated with details for 2023.
Opechee Park

Sundry Wonders: What We Remember

Sundry Wonders recounts what I saw and thought along my walks with Ollie over the past week. Photos taken with a Fujifilm X-T4 (very much a beginner) or my Pixel 5 phone (if we walked in the middle of the day, or I was in a bit of a rush). I’d love to hear about and see what you experienced this week. Let me know in the comments!