Welcome to the blog! My name is Lisa Johnson. I was born in Boston and live just a few miles south in Quincy, Massachusetts. You’ll find a lot of local flavor here, like the photo below that I took at the JFK Museum.
For years my email name was Anali, so I decied to use it as my “alias” when I first started blogging in 2006 over at Anali’s First Amendment. I thought I created the name, but later learned that Anali is a Hindi name meaning fiery.
Back then, I wasn’t sure whether my blog would have a certain focus or niche. I wanted my own personal forum and thought about what allows us Americans to freely express ourselves. Freedom of Speech. The First Amendment. And the name of my blog was born.
After blogging for eight years and being a freelance writer, I decided it was time to take the next step and get my own domain. Thus, the Next Amendment, since I’m not a Second Amendment type of lady. The old blog posts remain as archives that I refer to often. I’m still working on my life list and the recipe index remains as a resource as well.
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To get a quick feel for the kinds of things that I write about, take a look at this Pinterest board and my word of the year. I like to interview people and blogging gives me a way to share things that are important to me. All Aboard The Arc! is a pledge fund and awareness-raising event that takes place in the Boston area each Spring. Learn more about my involvement here.
I grew up baking with my mom and have a wicked sweet tooth, but I’m trying to eat smaller portions. So I’m not baking as much as I used to and experiment with making single serving desserts aka Desserts With Borders.
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MOTTO: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” ~ Rumi
FREE YOGA BOSTON: A Facebook community that I founded after my 4th Annual update of free yoga classes in the Boston area. Many have contacted me about class listings and greatly appreciate this resource. So I created a place where we could gather and share free yoga class updates and news about yoga, wellness and good living. The community is growing and more than 1,200 people have “Liked” the page! Click the link to learn more about Free Yoga Boston. In addition, more than 300 people have signed up for the email list to receive updates.
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PRODUCT REVIEWS & EVENTS: Sometimes I review products and services, but that is not the norm. I am generally not offering free promotion for businesses seeking exposure to sell their products. It takes time to write posts and I have my own editorial schedule. However, I do accept advertising and sponsored posts. I’d like to work with you!
If you’re inviting me to an event in the Boston area, there’s a good chance that I’ll attend and write about it. These are fun and I enjoy going. Especially when I can meet other bloggers. If this is a food or drink event, I don’t drink beer, nor do I eat most meats –only poultry, eggs, and seafood. If the event is a distance from Boston, I love to travel, but my travel expenses would need to be paid.
CONTACT: You can reach me by using the Contact Form or sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.