Downton Abbey, Season 6, Episode 4: Mary (re)Meets a Mate

I'm late to the recapping party this week, and am squeezing this one in just under the wire, since a new episode airs tonight. To the seven people who read these recaps: I apologize for the delay. Mary Begins the Mating Dance One thing you can count on about Downton, where there's an unexpected guest, chances are … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 6, Episode 4: Mary (re)Meets a Mate

Local Culture

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