Author Archives: Kristie Helms

About Kristie Helms

Boston-based #digital marketing guru, inadvertent community organizer, life-long voracious reader, ENFJ & former NYC tour guide. I really am from Possum Trot, Kentucky.

I didn’t expect to cry when I saw Ms Loretta step on stage

Last month on my birthday weekend, I had the opportunity to see Ms. Loretta Lynn live. In concert. It still takes my breath away to think of the moment she stepped onto stage. This woman who has been such a … Continue reading

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There was a live band on my porch this weekend.

This weekend we hosted two live bands on our porch as part of Roslindale Porch Fest. Our neighbor a couple of houses down, Ramona Silver, gathered up a few other Roslindale folks including Jonathan Ulman and they jammed for about an … Continue reading

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Yes Kim. There is a Red Sox Truck Day.

A dear, out-of-town friend recently asked me what the Red Sox’ “Truck Day” was. I answered her on Facebook, but with the snow and commuting gridlock fraying nerves across the city, I thought I’d the information a bit more widely. Truck Day … Continue reading

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Electric Cars in New England

I pretty unexpectedly became an electric car person at the end of December. It surprised me too. I’m not really known for being a gung-ho environmentalist. But it turns out I am a gadget person, a I-want-a-new-car person and a … Continue reading

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I Like it When the News Hits My Porch

The Economist is launching a daily digital email and/or app (Economist Espresso) that is meant to help you keep ahead of the news in really bite-size chunks. 5 stories each with just 150 words. “We’re trying to give you a sense … Continue reading

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I’m Going Back to CDs

I remember when my wife and I first got together and combined our CDs. It was kind of magical to see where the overlaps were. Obviously we both had an Ani DiFranco thing, but also some Shelby Lynne, a ridiculous … Continue reading

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Buying Art Is an Act of Courage

This weekend was the 10th anniversary of Roslindale Open Studios. It also snowed and rained and sleeted this weekend, so just going outside really was an act of courage. But also something that Bostonians of any moral standing know how … Continue reading

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My FitBit is a Steps Pusher

I set a challenge for myself in October to walk 8,000 steps a day (Thanks, FitBit. You steps pusher, you.) Like most people, I was averaging around 3-4,000 steps a day so figuring out how to double that count on … Continue reading

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Boston Shines

This is basically what 200 bottles of nips looks like. Ok. 200 bottles of nips, a few dozen Dunkies cups, more than a two bottles of formula and at least one condom. Unused. The dollar I found went right into my … Continue reading

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In Case of Emergency: Eat Biscuits

Posted by Instagrate to WordPress This whole week feels unreal. Like it was a movie. Or a haze. Or happened to someone else. I assume that’s the glories of the human mind allowing you to get through something difficult. I … Continue reading

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