Bad News, Good News

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Im up on the farm, the weather is gorgeous and thats not good news because this is supposed to be our rainy season. Everythings going wrong ... READ MORE

Family

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I had a wonderful day on the farm yesterday with my adopted family, as we like to call the 8 of us. When we met each other this year we felt like ... READ MORE

Selfies

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Yesterday I received a sweet tribute card from a friend, thanking me for being in her life. I read it until I knew it by heart, and then put it into a ... READ MORE

Sanctuary

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In memoriam, Pamela and Elizabeth Mayer

I have a recurring dream in which I find another room in my house that I hadnt known was there. Once it was ... READ MORE

Red Clover

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for Leon and Deb

Its the last harvest of the summer at Red Clover, Leon and Debs farm in southeastern Vermont, and Ive just spent the morning ... READ MORE

Musings On The Cape

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for Becca and Susan

Cape Cod, where I am right now, is a sandy spit of dunes, scrub forests and seacliffs that juts like an upturned arm ... READ MORE

The Love Field

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In the saltwater tank at the Fish Market the other day, I watched one crab try to escape by scrabbling up the wall of the crab enclosure and ... READ MORE

Larger Than Life

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for David Goff

I was just in the garden measuring the humongous leaves on the zucchini plant they are almost 2 feet wide and growing! ... READ MORE

NO?

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for Adrienne Robinson

A friend remarked to me recently that she was tired of being a No-Person and wanted to become a Yes-Person. I laughed because, ... READ MORE

Simple Things

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I wake up these mornings in my upstairs bedroom that used to be Herbs study, gazing out at sky and treetops, the green quiet laced with rising ... READ MORE

The Competitive Edge?

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I watched the Golden State Warriors play the Oklahoma City Thunders in the basketball playoffs on TV last night, urged by my friends Rona ... READ MORE

Buried Treasure

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Last night I saw a swashbuckling production of TREASURE ISLAND, that wild tale of adventure on the high seas and mayhem on tropical islands ... READ MORE

Perspectives

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for Michael, Rebecca and Ethan

Casting about for something to distract me this week, I came upon an old DVD about Galaxies in the bookshelf, ... READ MORE

Thieves in the Night

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Spring is busting out on the farm! The creek is running and the grass is high, so green and shimmering it makes your eyelids flutter, and ... READ MORE