Shills?

Just last week, someone called this site a “shill” blog on a certain platform. I’m not sure why writing about things we like makes us shills. We could write a lot about what we don’t like, but I’d get bored doing that here. I’m negative enough in real life! Is there a sense that this blog’s opinions are paid for or less-than-honest because we don’t generally post negative reviews? (Yes, we’re really asking — use a fake name if you want.)

Edit: Thank you so much for the kind words! If folks have some…critical things to say, we’d like to hear that too!

Harvard Natural History Pencil-esque.

The Harvard Museum of Natural History is one of my favorite places to visit in Massachusetts. Its old school charm is wonderful, set against today’s high-tech museum-going experiences.

Aside from the famous glass flowers and kid friendly paleontological exhibits, they have a great selection of gems and minerals. Of course they have graphite!

It is definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in Cambridge. It’s also not far from Bob Slate. Just saying.