Sorry for dropping off the planet but I had to break away from the internet to recharge for a few days. This is the view from the House of 7 Gables in Salem, Ma. Gorgeous, right?


If you're ever in the area you need to check out Flying Saucer Pizza whose mascot is an alien pug named Charlie. The decor is scifi geeky and the pizza is amazing. Even my vegan kid had options.  I haven't read or listened to a thing all week and it feels kind of good to unclutter my head for a few days. Now it's back to my regularly scheduled life. Hope you're all taking some time to enjoy summer.