This little souvenir is coming home with me from Boston today. I was strolling around Harvard Yard yesterday, taking in a beautiful early spring day and trying not to get into the selfies taken by (mostly) Chinese families. I was sort of hoping I wouldn’t stumble across the Harvard University Bookstore, and I didn’t, but off a little side street I came across Raven Used Books (23 Church Street if you’re ever in Cambridge, Mass) and this jumped off the military books shelf. For $6.95, I thought it a bargain. It can sit on my rules shelf and perhaps help inspire by Dux Rohirrim project. Nice to have for the illustrations if nothing else.
The running trails and the Charles River were both busy.
The object of my visit, the beautiful Anglican monastery of St. John the Evangelist, a 1920s era Romanesque building that brings back happy memories of Italy.
As a word of advice to those thinking about visiting a monastery, try and make sure that you stay when it’s pizza night. The cauliflower and goats cheese pizza was heavenly.