Picture of Happy


I was in a coffee shop this morning, having an 11am mug and carrying a camera as usual. As I was getting ready to leave, this quick greeting took place at the front counter. Nice to see. Really nice!

It Made One Want To Cheer!


Today the Boston Athletic Association held its annual 10 K race. This event attracts more than 10,000 runners, not just local and US people but many from all over the world. The day was glorious and the mood upbeat. It was a time to celebrate our collective humanity and, for a while anyway, dismal news took a backseat to just plain joy.




The Frog Pond Rink Reopens



After yesterday’s big snow storm it took the city a little while to dig itself out. But by this afternoon things in Boston were back to almost normal. This happy group of skaters were glad to get back on the ice.

Different Strokes For Different Folks

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I’m always amazed by the apparent personality differences one sees on city sidewalks. These people were very near each other on Charles Street this afternoon. As much as it may seem that they were aware of me and my camera. Neither actually were.

The Bubble Guy Strikes Again



On weekends during the summer a man appears on the Boston Common with a bunch of devices that enables him to make clouds of different size soap bubbles. In a flash a happy crowd of kids and parents swarm around watching him and dashing here and there to pop his floating creations.

It’s a truly great sight.

Still Learning


“I’ve been fixing shoes in this city for 37 years and you know what? I’m still learning things.

That’s pretty good, isn’t it?”