Category Archives: Martha’s Vineyard

November License Plate Report

Nothing new, nothing new . . . WordPress just informed me that this is the 400th post to From the Seasonally Occupied Territories. I guess that’s something!

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Artisans’ Fair 2014

All you Vineyard people, and anyone who’s here for the weekend — several of us West Tisbury writers are selling our very Vineyard books at the Artisans’ Fair, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow, November 28 and … Continue reading

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MURDER ON C-DOCK

Originally posted on Martha's Vineyard Mysteries:
Illustrations by Elizabeth Whelan It was, quite literally, a dark and stormy night, when MURDER ON C-DOCK, my latest mystery, was conceived. At the time I wrote it, I was living on a…

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Of Ice Disks and Statistics

Winter made a brief appearance this past weekend. When I got up, it was minus 6 Celsius, aka 21 Fahrenheit. (For a few months now, I’ve had a desktop widget that tells me the temperature in Celsius. I can now tell … Continue reading

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Pretty Good Day

Woke up this morning with Travvy curled up next to me and all sorts of wonderful novel-related stuff fermenting in my head. Got up, fed Trav, brushed my teeth, zapped the last of yesterday’s tea, put the kettle on for … Continue reading

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Swans Got Your Goat?

I. Goats On our morning walk the other day, Travvy and I left the bike path, heading toward the West Tisbury School. Immediately I caught a metallic glint from the little meadow up ahead. We walk past that meadow almost … Continue reading

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October License Plate Report

Nothing new to report. The map at the end of October looks exactly like it did at the end of September. Usually the year’s last months are a bust, but having spotted Mississippi in September, I dare to hope that November and … Continue reading

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Out of Sight? Not Quite

I lived in Washington, D.C., for 11 years and loved it. All those years I hardly ever thought about where my drinking water came from or where my trash or sewage went. All that changed after I landed on Martha’s … Continue reading

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September License Plate Report

Around the end of July I start to resign myself: This could be it for the year. August brought nothing new. That practically confirmed it. Then around the third week of September I spotted Mississippi, one of the top 5 … Continue reading

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Shirley Looks Back

I’m forever quoting Grace Paley — “If your feet aren’t in the mud of a place, you better watch where your mouth is.” Shirley Mayhew is in the mud of Martha’s Vineyard at least up to her waist, and has … Continue reading

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