Just One Word: Plastics

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We’re all getting used to paying for just about everything with plastic these days and transacting with people behind plexiglass “sneeze guards.” (I've used a total of $7 in cash...

Signs of the Times, Collages 1-3

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When the business lockdown started, I started taking pictures of signs on the inside of doors and windows of shops in the North Cambridge and Somerville, MA area. Some stores...

Walk-By 21

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I used to take a lot of photos of people passing by the "$39.99 Walk-In" sign in the window of the message therapy practice near my house. The bold stark...

Going Dental in the Pandemic Age

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A couple of months ago, the idea of going to the dentist was inconceivable. A talk with Dr. Chang, a prosthodontist and faculty member at Harvard University’s School of Dental...

The New Gallery Norm

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As we inch towards some vague semblance of normality, a number of art galleries in the Boston area are cautiously opening by appointment and with the standard safety measures in...

Summer in the City

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The summer of 2020 will live in our collective memory for decades to come. A global pandemic becoming more deadly by the day, a country beginning its reckoning with centuries...

Who IS That Masked Woman?

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No, she's not a mannequin. I saw her strolling down Mass Ave a few blocks from my house in North Cambridge. I was intrigued by the mystery and anonymity afforded...

Closed Until Further Notice

Horizontal color photograph of a worker with face mask preparing the meats in the window of a restaurant and takeout during the coronavirus pandemic in Chinatown. Boston, MA
As I venture out to explore what Boston looks like under the coronavirus pandemic, the city was locked-down pretty tight with a few exceptions. Most of the people I pass...

In the Time of Corona: The Gossamer Veil

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Two days after the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in Washington state on January 21, 2020, my husband of 25 years was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He passed away...

New Look for Waitstaff

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During a recent Mass Ave walk, I noticed that the highly-rated @chalawanboston was opened for outside dining. It's good to see proprietors doing whatever they can to make people feel comfortable...