Summary graphic: A group of friends stand under a Christmas display mimicking the pose of a giant Santa Claus.

Of the tens of thousands of digital photos I’ve taken, this is my favorite.

Summary graphic: A woman sunbathing at Revere Beach

Nice weather or not, we visit Revere Beach every spring. In 2010 we decided we would hit all three of Revere Beach, Castle Island, and Wollaston Beach.

Summary graphic: Keith Allen stands amid green trees wearing a blue apron.

Keith Allen, the founder of Allen and Son Bar-B-Q in Chapel Hill, taught us one of the most important lessons about barbecue that we have ever learned.