Forest Hills Cemetery Lantern Festival


Tonight we attended the 11th Annual Lantern Festival at Forest Hills Cemetery right here in Jamaica Plain.  This is the first time we’ve attended since moving to JP as last year I was violently ill at the time the festival occurred.  This year we had just as good a reason not to go and that…

Book Review: The Last Fish Tale by Mark Kurlansky


Author: Mark Kurlansky Title: The Last Fish Tale Publication Info: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc. (2008) ISBN: 1433214776 Summary/Review: Mark Kurlansky, author of excellent books about Cod and Salt, takes on the unique fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts in this work.  Kurlansky approaches Gloucester from all angles with a historical survey stretching back to colonial times (and…

Links of the Day for 9 January 2008


Open up: Despite a growing backlash, the boom in migration has been mostly good for both sending and recipient countries, says Adam Roberts (The Economist, 1/3/08) Gods Don’t Kill, People Do by Bernard Chazelle (A Tiny Revolution, 1/6/08) We Forget What It Was Really Like Under the Clintons by David Morris (Alternet, 1/7/08) Actually, happiness…