At age 7, when I had to be hospitalized in the middle of the night for a particularly distressing stomachache, my parents had no choice but to leave my older brother in the care of our neighbors. Even so, there was no hesitation in making that decision; our neighbors had been our friends since we […]

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There is something really special about a farmers market in the city. It is slightly out of place — the little white tents are dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers and the stacked crates of brightly colored produce beam cheerfully at taxis and pedestrians. But farmers markets work so perfectly, especially in Boston. Farmers markets provide […]

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On Saturday, I went to a volunteer project organized by Boston University’s Global Days of Service at a local farm. The project partnered with The Food Project, which provides local food to nearby neighborhoods. The farm was located in Dorchester and it was such a beautiful day to do some farm work outdoors. I felt […]

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