The antidote for a wicked bad week.


Haiku for the right side of the brain:
Jazz and dark porter,
Thursday night, Luna Sessions,
Eases the spoilt week.
 

Luna Sessions, live jazz at Mill Number 5, Lowell MA
Tonight’s quartet: hot and smooth.

Luna Sessions, live jazz at Mill Number 5, Lowell MA
Swinging sax and nimble bass.

Luna Sessions, live jazz at Mill Number 5, Lowell MA
Looney Tunes during the break.

Luna Sessions, live jazz at Mill Number 5, Lowell MA
Horn player from the audience, jamming on stage.

Luna Theater
Downtown
Lowell, MA

I ain’t gonna tell this happy lamb about his fate.


Considering what’s in store for this critter, maybe he’s actually running away.

Happy Lamb Mongolian Hot Pot sign, Central Square, Cambridge MA USA
A soon-to-be not so happy lamb?

Mongolian Hot Pot
Central Square, Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA

It applies to birds and the weather.


Love the roost these birds took to get in from today’s rain.

Birds roost on a window grate
Sparrows on window bars.

Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA

Signs that shouldn’t be surprising


In the heart of The People’s Republik of Cambridge stands a shady organization whose leftist propaganda is threatening our 1950s ‘Merican Way of Life!   They’re backing some bearded, socialist nut-job from a few millenia ago who said outrageous stuff like, “Love one another”.

We Stand With Our Muslim and Jewish Neighbors - Old Cambridge Baptist Church - Cambridge Mass USA
We stand with our Muslim & Jewish neighbors
 

Rembering Those Who Feel Forgotten - Old Cambridge Baptist Church - Cambridge Mass USA
Remembering those who feel forgotten
 

Trans Lives Are Beautiful - Old Cambridge Baptist Church - Cambridge Mass USA
Trans lives are beautiful
 

Many Languages and Nationalities Make Us Richer - Old Cambridge Baptist Church - Cambridge Mass USA
Many languages and nationalities make us richer
 

Violence Against Women Must End Now - Old Cambridge Baptist Church - Cambridge Mass USA
Violence against women must end now
 

Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Undocumented Welcome - Old Cambridge Baptist Church - Cambridge Mass USA
Refugees, asylum seekers, and undocumented welcome
 

LGBTQIA Lives Are Sacred - Old Cambridge Baptist Church - Cambridge Mass USA
LGBTQIA lives are sacred
 

BLACK LIVES MATTER - Old Cambridge Baptist Church - Cambridge Mass USA
Black lives matter
 

And just who is this anti-Merican, anti-Christian place?

Old Cambridge Baptist Church - Cambridge Mass USA
The Old Cambridge Baptist Church
 

This is truly a beautiful congregation.
 

Old Cambridge Baptist Church
Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA

One word came to mind when I stepped on the Red Line this morning.


Moist.

And almost everyone was dressed in their most depressing winter Boston Black.

Moist and Black on the Red Line | MBTA | Boston MA
Moist and Black on the Red Line | MBTA | Boston MA [iPhone SE]
 

MBTA Red Line
Crossing the Charles River
Boston, MA

These are surprisingly hard to photograph.


In the front garden at the Shriners Hospital for Children, someone made a pretty big snow angel today.

Snow Angel - Shriner's Hospital - Boston MA
Snow Angel – Shriner’s Hospital – Boston MA
 

Shriners Hospital for Children
Blossom Street
Boston, MA

To make icicles, first melt the snow, then freeze it.


This past fall, all the insulation from my attic was removed because of asbestos contamination. We’re about to make the appointment to re-insulate. In the meantime, my heating system is doing its best to heat the outdoors.

Icicles along my roof
Icicles along my roof

On a freakin’ cold winter day
My house
Lowell, MA

Sometimes you need a road trip.


On Saturday, a blizzard was racing up the east coast, so it seemed the ideal time to drive two hours north to Freeport Maine to stop at L.L.Bean to check out some cold weather gear.

Me and Big Foot at L.L.Bean, Freeport Maine
Me and Big Foot at L.L.Bean, Freeport Maine

Lunch at Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub, Freeport Maine
Lunch at Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Freeport Maine

Marlin drove.
Heading north was easy, but I-95 and I-495 were both snow-covered and slick all the way home.

[1] L.L.Bean
[2] Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub
US Route 1
Freeport, Maine

“Veritas” is a trademark.


This sticker on the back of a van in a Harvard Square parking lot made me smile.

Window sticker: VE RI HAPPY, Harvard Square Cambridge MA USA
Window sticker: VE RI HAPPY, Harvard Square Cambridge MA USA   [iPhone SE]

The back window of a white van
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA

Feed your mind and your soul.


I missed my train this morning (for the first time this year), which gave me time to check out the freight trains.

FRIG with bleeding heart | Freight train graffiti | Lowell MA
FRIG with bleeding heart | Freight train graffiti | Lowell MA   [iPhone SE]

Do your homework! | Freight train graffiti | Lowell MA
Do your homework! | Freight train graffiti | Lowell MA   [iPhone SE]

Railroad Tracks down below Hale Street
Lowell, MA