Ken at Town Hall, Needham, Massachusetts, 29 January 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and I actually visited in Needham on January 29th, but because of a number of reasons, it’s taken me over a week to actually get this posted.

I was at the winter meeting of Healthy Villi, which is the celiac support and advocacy group in the Boston area, which was held at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley, and I had a little time before I went to my father’s house in Maynard. As is the impetus of this project, I thought that I had a little time to snag another town. Upon looking at my map to see which town would be best for me to go to, I settled on Needham as it was pretty close and it was also one that I didn’t normally go through. While I could have gone to other towns more on the way, I figured I could get them later.

I’ve been to Needham many times in my life: I’ve done road races there and been to other events, but I had never really spent some quiet time in the town center. It’s got a good amount of businesses and it’s got an MBTA train line that goes right into Boston. It’s not the oldest town in the area (founded in 1717) and I don’t know that it’s particularly famous for anything in particular. The overall feeling that I had about it was that it was a nice place to live. The buildings were nice and it had an orderly town center with a cute sculpture of children playing. It just seemed not average, but very homey. You don’t need flashy all the time, and it was nice to appreciate the good.

So, are you noticing the good, steady things in your life?

 

Ken at Town Common, Needham, Massachusetts, 29 January 2012

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