Settling into Boston
Post #846 • August 7, 2006, 8:37 AM • 10 Comments
The longterm project of relocation continues successfully. I have Mass plates on the car and a Mass driver's license on the way. I have Mass health insurance. I have a Boston Public Library System card. I baked my first scrod. I found one of the most wonderful used bookstores on earth in Davis Square, McIntyre and Moore, where I picked up Stuart Davis's Abstract Argot by William Wilson ($9.50!), a little monograph of the Pieros at San Francesco, Arezzo ($12.50!), a hardbound copy of Clement Greenberg's The Harold Letters ($8!), an advance copy of Art's Prospect by Roger Kimball complete with its press release ($13!), and Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller ($7!). While in the neighborhood I found the joints where the Mass Go Club and Dorkbot meet. I went for a run along the Charles. I located the South End Buttery and had cupcakes - exquisite cupcakes - for dinner.
In related news, I have become the proud sponsor and host of BillMarx.com. Bill is a veteran critic of theater, books, and other media with 25 years of experience here in Beantown. From 2000 until recently, he ran a successful online arts publication for WBUR, and he continues to teach at BU. The design and functionality are provisional, but his blog is up and running. (Just because I want to hear Alesh tell me he hates me - we're running TextPattern with clean URLs. Yep.) (Seriously, I may be asking you for TXP help soon.)