Monthly Archives: July 2008

Hey, Quick….

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…my writing shack is featured on today’s Shedworking website! Check it out for pictures and a funny story of how it came to be.  It’s beautiful, if a bit “rustic”.

One Book

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The eminently clever Gary Smailes has created a terrific site called One Book, and today’s selection highlights my own simple choice for one of those books that, unlikely as it may seem, has found a special, well-tended irremovable place in …

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Shopping with the Commies

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There are many things I have loved about this island forever.  For example, there are stores here that have existed for generations and still have their original signs.  People still have mailboxes on the side of the road, and many …

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A Common Language

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Whenever I come back to the States for any long period of time, I am faced with having to deal, once again, with this crazy joint language my two countries seem to have.  It isn’t getting any easier over time; …

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Not Quite the Woman of Mystery

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After posting my last blog, several of my blogfriends wrote saying, “Hey — are you in Martha’s Vineyard?”  Well, you found me.  Yes, it’s one of the great pieces of luck in my life that, through my husband and family, …

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Lost and Found

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Over here in the States, July 4th is best known for its fireworks — but not for its fires.  A horrible fire started on Main Street in our little town at 9.00 in the morning, and burnt wildly for most …

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How New Age Am I?

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 Not so “new age” to believe that weird “coincidences” are set in motion for some fated reason.  But perhaps “new age” enough to put the word coincidence into quotation marks to begin with, and to notice and think about them …

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Arriving

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After a long day of travel, I arrived at our family home on the Island.  Here’s what I found: * Incredible humidity. Everything outside felt wet and mildewy. * The furniture in the house rearranged because we had had the …

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