On Nature Last Saturday our (last) local farm celebrated the Spring Equinox by holding a Greenhouse Openhouse here in our seaside village. My family and I helped with the event, and had a good time observing the changing of the seasons. A couple of Celtic fiddlers played by the wood stove in the greenhouse, while … Continue reading The Spring Equinox
The Beginning of the End Who among you didn't get a little lump in your throat at the opening credits, knowing that this is the last first time you'll watch a brand-new Downton Abbey in a brand-new year? For the last six years we've anticipated this show every January; it gave us something to look … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 6, Episode 1: The Birds & the Bees & Mrs. Hughes
Not too long ago (June, to be exact), my friend Mary Faino and I released a book through her small press, Paper Mermaid Press. It's called A Day in Rockport, and highlights some of the gems, hidden and otherwise, of this coastal New England village. Mary illustrated the book and I wrote the text. It … Continue reading A Book Party!
Local culture is one of those trendy phrases that permeate, well, local culture (and beyond), but shoring up local culture is where I spend most of my energy. Why do I do this? For reasons that go way beyond nostalgia, way beyond trying to capture a sense of a simpler time. Life wasn't necessarily better … Continue reading Local Culture
I've been quiet all summer -- at least online. In the real world I've been my usual self, blabbing on and on in a manner that transcends the seasons. But the summer is over, and now it is time to turn my attention to the virtual side of things. Maybe I associate spending hours on … Continue reading Lo, The Summer is Over
A few weeks ago my brother, who is a songwriter and musician, and my niece and nephews, who have a band and play with my brother for as many of his gigs as they can, stayed at our house for a week while they did some recording and made a few stops on their Northeast … Continue reading Making Music with the Family