Sometimes you meet a person and you know, straightaway, that she will be your friend. That’s how it was with me and Whole Heart Local.

On Thursday, September 15, I officially met Whole Heart Local, following a spring of plotting, a summer of planning, and hearty smattering of apprehension.  I was fresh from the non-success of my first blog, Librarytour, and I wanted WHL to be a win.  A love letter to my favorite city, a safe space to wonder from, an opportunity to be more public with my writing: this blog has proved a good venue, a satisfying partnership.

So, Whole Heart Local – here’s to you: 100 posts!  Looking forward to 100 more.

On to the Giveaway.  Inspired by my adopted neighborhood (how jealous I am of friends lucky enough to be born here), my first Giveaway will feature treats purchased (or gathered) right in Jamaica Plain, Boston.  I’m calling it JP Beautiful.

Leave a comment below about one beautiful thing you’ve noticed, or created, or wish existed here in JP.  If you never been to Jamaica Plain, please leave a comment about your OWN neighborhood or someplace you’ve lived or visited that just about blew you away, or made you sit down and consider over an ice cream cone, or a place you just find cool.

The winner will be chosen by random on Monday, May 26 (also my brother’s birthday, by the way.  Say: Happy Birthday, Stadi!)

Happy Commenting.


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