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The Center of Town

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A snow squall came whipping in this afternoon, pretty much out of nowhere. Whiteness blanked the mountain. A... Read More »

The Dear Old Computer

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Yesterday my computer crashed. I hate that sentence and all the possibilities that it implies. I was sending... Read More »

The Death of Stephen Huneck

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I am haunted by the death of Stephen Huneck, a wonderful and unique Vermont artist who died this... Read More »

The Drama of It All

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March is usually snowstorms and mud, mud and snowstorms but this March has been warmth, thaw, and mud.... Read More »

The End of No Summer

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It is the end of summer, a strange thing to say since some of us feel there never... Read More »

The End of Television

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Months ago, or so it seems now, we were told that as of February 17, 2009, our ability... Read More »

The Fox Comes Out

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A few years ago, I wrote a short story I titled The Fox. It is about a young... Read More »

The Ghost of a Dread Past

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The GPS of Life

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Happy new year to my friends out there. As I write this, it is 2 a.m. on the... Read More »

The Iceland Diaries, Part Five

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It was difficult, perhaps the most difficult thing, to be without a common language. I have always said... Read More »

The Iceland Diaries, Part Four

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And so in the morning, another cold and rainy day, I hefted my backpack into the back of... Read More »

The Iceland Diaries, Part One

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In June of 1969, the Icelandic Airlines prop jet droned its way across the North Atlantic all night... Read More »

The Iceland Diaries, Part Seven

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Iceland, when I was there, had no trees. None. A naked land. I was told that the reason... Read More »

The Iceland Diaries, Part Six

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I would love to have talked with them now. Imba, by contrast, was more about now than then.... Read More »

The Iceland Diaries, Part Three

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My companions decided it was time to go to their accommodations, a place about ten miles down the... Read More »

The Magic of the Magic People

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I am working on a new book, which will hopefully be published this spring. In Love with New... Read More »

The Metropolitan Opera in the Pines

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I went to the opera on Saturday afternoon. The Met. Verdi’s Aida. Around noon, I put on a... Read More »

The Mystery of Marriage

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This summer, I was set to attend five weddings and the last of them was last weekend. Lori... Read More »

The Rise and Fall of October

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The Shad Shack Lives!

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the woman who wrote to me to tell me of... Read More »

The Sweet Smell of March

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I went off on a bit of a chase for spring on Friday, without really knowing that was... Read More »

To Blog or Not to Blog

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I have been blogging now for almost two and a half years. As a writer, I wasn’t sure... Read More »

To the Lake at Last

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This has been a strange summer, cold and rainy. I have a particular fleece jacket that I wear... Read More »

Turning 100 in Style

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Last Sunday was to be my uncle’s 100th birthday. Our family tends to be long-lived, many living into... Read More »

Two Dogs, One Heart

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Just as I cannot explain Mayday’s illness and recovery, I cannot explain this either. I had felt extremely... Read More »

Update on the Kindle

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A while ago in this blog, I wrote about the new kind of “book,” the Kindle, the e... Read More »

What There Was Not to Tell

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About ten years ago, I began the process of writing “What There Was Not to Tell,” a book... Read More »



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