Week of April 14 - 20, 2014

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 1993


Me and my new baby cousin! I can't believe she will be graduating from college soon!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

As Boston Heals ~ Free Museum Admissions + Free Food


A year ago, Boston was knocked down for a bit. But not for long. This week is a time for reflection and some free activities as well.
 
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The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA/Boston) is offering free admission for "a day of community, reflection, healing, & inspiration." on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Also on the 15th, from 5pm - 7pm, if you are willing to "Sing for Your Supper," you can get a free dinner entrĂ©e at Hard Rock Cafe Boston. Pick a song, then take the stage! Singers can choose from a selection of new menu items, including the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich, Arugula Salad with Shaved Marinated ChickenFiesta Burger or a Veggie Burger.

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) is having a "To Boston With Love Community Day" On Saturday, April 19th.  Admission is free to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon tragedy. The exhibit "To Boston With Love" is on display through April 30 and features 1,700 hand-sewn flags for Boston sent from quilters from just about every US state and from around the world.

The Boston Public Library (BPL) also has an exhibit called Dear Boston, which is on display through May 11th and displays the items that were left at the Marathon Memorial.
People from across the globe left flowers, posters, notes, t-shirts, hats, tokens of all shapes and sizes, and—most significantly—running shoes. ... To mark the one year anniversary, a selection of items from the memorial collection will be displayed—in one of Boston’s most important civic buildings—so visitors can once again experience the outpouring of human compassion they represent.


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

A List of Gluten-Free Restaurants


The picture above has nothing to do with the list, but doesn't it look good? If you're looking for some places to eat with gluten-free options, here are a few below.

Hungry Mother (Cambridge)

T.W. Food (Cambridge)

Back Deck (Boston)

Joe's American Bar & Grill (Boston)

Take a look on Boston.com to find the rest of the restaurants listed. The Boston Globe also has an interesting article about how chefs are taking care of customers with food allergies.

Happy weekend eating!

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Photo credit: Dimsum by Shubert Ciencia


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Today's Google Doodle: African-American Chemist Percy Julian


Chemist Percy Julian was honored with a Google Doodle today. He would have been 115 years old today.

It's nice seeing African-Americans being celebrated outside of the few cold winter days of February. NOVA had a program about him in 2007 called Forgotten Genius. It's available online and I plan to watch when I get a chance.

Julian was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1899.  His grandfather was freed by the 13th Amendment. While a slave, he had two fingers cut off as punishment for his learning to write.

In spite of racism and violence against his family, Julian earned a doctorate in chemistry, was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences and received over 115 patents.

He's most noted for being "a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs such as cortisone, steroids and birth control pills." Lavon Julian's work has changed many lives for the better and for that, I say, "Thank you!"


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