Bekah Murphy

Planning for Spring – Seed and Gardening Traffic Patterns

Image from: Gardening Image / Shutterstock A mild winter followed by an early spring here in Boston has me thinking about planting a garden. Living in the city, this can be challenging. I grew up in a more rural part of the state. My mother still maintains a roadside farm stand where she sells extra produce and flowers she has grown and I spent many childhood summer hours pulling weeds

Oscars 2012, Will Anyone be Watching?

Image from: Tatiana Popova / Shutterstock Now that Super Bowl XLVI has aired (with a home team loss), I’ve been thinking about the next big event for network TV: The 84th Academy Awards. While the trend for Super Bowl viewership has been rising for several years now (the 2011 game was the most watched program in TV history), Oscar’s ratings have been on the decline. After a positive bump in 2010, ratings

Summer Superhero Showdown

I spend a lot of time at the movies. And just as December is always packed with “serious” films vying for Oscar nominations, summer is the time for big special effects filled action movies. This summer’s action roster had even more in common than usual, no less than four separate movies based on well-known comic book super heroes were released: ‘Thor’, ‘X-Men First Class’, ‘Green Lantern’, and ‘Captain America’. As