On my swing through Boston while on vacation, I stopped by my old stomping grounds, Harvard Square, to visit a few of my old haunts. I caught a classic film at the venerable Brattle Theatre, and a play at the American Repertory Theatre* and in between I stopped in at the Longfellow House just off the Square which served as George Washington’s Headquarters at a crucial point in the Revolution and is now a National Historic Site. I took a stroll around the grounds and took a little rest on a bench in the lovely garden.

About Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site: “Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the world’s foremost 19th century poets. The house also served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 – April 1776. In addition to its rich history, the site offers unique opportunities to explore 19th century literature and arts.”

*I saw the new A.R.T. production of Jagged Little Pill, a musical that leverages the iconic Alanis Morissette album of the same name, which has since closed. But no worries, it will most definitely emerge on Broadway soon. I have to report it is one of the best things I have seen on stage in a long time – and I have seen a lot – including Hamilton.