aka the Hub of the Universe, the Athens of America,
the home of the bean, the cod...and robert!


I have lived in the city of Boston for 39 years, and in the same house  for the past 26. I live on the street floor and basement levels and rent out apartments on the second and third floors.  An 18-year photographic history of my raised bed garden  is included for those who share that passion. I was surprised to win a city-wide award for the garden in '02 and again in '04. The use of a digital camera has produced some gratifying results. If you get a chance this spring, you should visit the Kinney Azalea Garden in Rhode Island.


I have been involved in theatre on a collegiate and community level for forty years, both as a performer and a designer of sets, costumes, posters and programs.  I have developed a theatre chronicle of productions with which I have been connected, including many Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and have developed a website for a reunion of the Boston University Savoyards who had a reunion in the spring of 1999 after 25-30 years, and another  2002!  I am particularly proud of a set of hat/costumes I designed for a production of Alice in Wonderland for the Boston Conservatory of Music, and a set of six horses heads for a local community theatre production of Equus.  I have had a particular focus on millinery (hats).  I also constructed a series of mask/sculptures using natural found materials along the Muddy River in the Riverway section of Boston's Emerald Necklace.  They were featured in an exhibition at the Boston Public Library in 2000.   In many of these projects I have been using decoupage techniques.  For the past several years I have been involved with the Charles River Cleanup Boat, developing a website and running the volunteer calendar as well as acting as a crew member.



In April 2006, I spent 16 days in China, including 9 cruising on the Yangtze River.


In September 2002, I spent ten days visiting a school friend in the in the West of Ireland.  It was my first experience with a digital camera (a Nikon Coolpix 950) and I was thrilled with the results.


In 1997 I spent three weeks in the Southeastern corner of France, considered Catalonia by the locals.  It was a wonderful trip to a part of the world I never knew existed, let alone considered visiting.  Thanks to Pete, my host, for suggesting I come visit.


In the fall of 2006 I had the pleasure of spending several weekends kayaking with friends off of West Island in Fairhaven, Ma.


Make Hats Not War!
Gays in the Millinery!

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