Kristina Kehrer

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Doing my best to capture the heart, soul, and essence of people, who then get to shine brightly on Cambridge Community Television. This in turn fills me with a great joy and satisfaction. I have lived many incarnations in Cambridge, Mass since 1986.

Stories by Kristina Kehrer

Have you ever seen a car driving around town with a large buffalo on top of it? Well, that car belongs to Bob Smith aka “Smitty.” On the urging of his old friend Butch Thunderhawk, an Inman Square regular back in the nineties, Smitty headed out to Standing Rock to help protest the Dakota Access pipeline.

The impetus for this story began when my neighbor told me she was moving to Millis, MA, so her toddler could attend the Sprouts Farm/Forest Preschool. In projecting, what I heard was: there is a media and technology backlash brewing among young parents!

I was thrilled. I have been waiting for the backlash only because I feel I have been witnessing the need for a step-back.

The idea for this project came after Stellabella Toys in Inman Square closed this summer. I couldn’t reconcile the “store closing” sign with what my eyes were seeing in the neighborhood.

I have watched, religiously, the CBS reality television show SURVIVOR, since it began in 2000. While watching 30-plus seasons, I acquired a long list of behind-the-scenes questions that could probably be answered via the Internet. But perusing the web is not my style. If possible, I like to go to a real live source.

Anna Rae with the pretty name is a cerebral type musician with an austere exterior, and sweet and supportive soul.

Born in the Upper Midwest and raised in California, Anna Rae migrated to Cambridge seven years ago. At her day-job, she is a strategist for a healthcare company that creates programs, which help people dealing with chronic pain. Rae would rather be living the life of a touring musician, but for now, it is her day-job that funds the life of a working musician, living in Cambridge.

Cambridge native, JJ Gonson, has found Nirvana! Although an accurate statement, it may be a bit overstated.

In the nineties, during the height of the “grunge years,” Gonson lived on the West Coast where she produced, managed, and toured with rock bands. It was during this incarnation that she experienced (hung with) Seattle grunge heroes, Nirvana.

Old news is still news; it’s just news to me when I happen to stumble upon it, as I did when I met Dougie Freeman in Provincetown this past January. In 2010, Freeman was the “star” of a Bravo reality-television show called, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.

I met Raymond at The Original Tremont Tea Room in Boston several decades ago. I went in for a tarot card reading and I have been with him every since.

Raymond is as genuine and authentic as they get; no pretense what’s-so-ever. He is a disarming fellow man with a carefree sense of humor, and quite easy to talk to. His tarot readings are a mumbled, jumbled array of psychic, non sequitur puzzle pieces that confuse and bemuse until the moment they all become clear.

To be honest, we were braced for hate prior to this review. So far on this Townie Tour we have not experienced chills or thrills with any of the new restaurants on Cambridge Street. Bewilderment and disdain with a dollop of “whatever” would sum up our culinary tour so far, and it should be noted that out of all the restaurants we have reviewed, we have only revisited these restaurants once: Lone Star Taco Bar, The Rising, and Kimchi Kitchen.

Dan Thorn is wicked smart. He totally graduated from Harvard University. So why then, with all that Ivy League cred, would he choose to work a job that barely pays a living wage? Because Dan Thorn is a musician/audio engineer, and musician’s need flexibility.

The 1369 Coffee House employees a lot of highly educated musicians and artists who could probably make big bucks elsewhere in Cambridge, but big buck jobs require a certain amount of commitment that the creative class cannot provide.