Hey, Quick….

…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...

One Book

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 my heart.  It’s...

Shopping with the Commies

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 are decorated with hand-painted fish...

A Common Language

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; rather, just more complicated. (It’s so bad...

Not Quite the Woman of Mystery

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, we have a home on...