Monthly Archives: February 2015

Little big bird

One of the sweetest songs to greet the dawn, even in winter, belongs to one of the Kingdom’s smaller birds — the Carolina Wren. Listen for it in the trees long before the sun comes up. Like all birds, they … Continue reading

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Another peek into my brain

Why do they call them “30 Industrials” when most of the companies listed have nothing to do with heavy industry? And how come pears are the only fruit that ripens off the tree? And is it time for my nap?

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To those left out

           LIT Everyone can’t be a lamplighter. Someone must be the lamp, and someone must, in bereaved rooms sit, unfathoming what it is to be lit. –Andrea Cohen (in The New Yorker, 2/16/15.) http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/16/lit-2

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A visual thought on war

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I didn’t need to know

I was just reminded, in an Eliot Coleman book, that Maine and southern France are on the same latitude — which would put me somewhere on the Riviera right now. Back to the Merlot.

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Watch this….

OK boys and girls, there’s a gazillion feet of snow out there, and the cordwood hand truck won’t make it to the woodpile, but yours truly has a AWD Subaru Forester, so what does a lazy man do? Of COURSE! … Continue reading

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Blizzards give me a chance to think about

how easy it is to feel superior by standing on somebody else’s head.

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Time

When I’m ordering something by email, and they ask my birth year, I hate having to scroll down for 20 minutes before I get to it.

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What you can’t see….

A foot of dry leaves covers my garden beds, buried now under snow. The leaves won’t blow, nor the snow. And I will harvest carrots, turnips, and all matter of other root veggies under the snow and leaves, where the … Continue reading

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