Divider and Conqueror

The grocery store has rules. Not just the kind posted in the bathroom about employees washing their hands. These are more discrete mandates, ones that fall into that murky social contract area that upholds the razor thin margin between civilization and Lord of the Flies anarchy. For instance, everyone knows it’s not kosher to eat […]

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Shhh! A Woman Is Eating!

Watch how she fishes around in the shiny, red bag. See her lift the exquisite perfect chip, it’s orange-dusted ridges undulating like the fins of a sting ray. Now she lifts it to her lips, a slight pause on the threshold, and then…..nothing! No chomp, no crunch, no crack like a tiny lightening bolt landing […]

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Whole Latte Love

There are no shortage of cafés in Boston. Chains co-exist with indie spaces. People are loyal to their favorite spots, putting them in the same category as Jimmy Buffet fans. They are quick to defend the superior quality of everything from the coffee to the music to the unisex bathrooms (big, like, wicked, like room enough […]

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