Category Archives: Martha’s Vineyard

March License Plate Report

The monthly update everyone’s been waiting for — ta-dah! Not a big month — we spent a lot of March hunkered down avoiding snow and/or cold — but Colorado, Minnesota, and D.C. are now on the map. I must have … Continue reading

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First Visit to the New Library

This past Saturday, a week after its grand reopening, I paid a visit to the West Tisbury Free Public Library. Wow. Not to worry: I’ve got pictures. Scroll on down; have a look. I didn’t get to the grand opening, … Continue reading

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Blizzard

After being briefly upstaged by missing-plane porn and Crimea porn, weather porn staged a comeback. It was no ordinary storm incoming, it was worst storm ever and it was heading straight for us. Well, OK, not straight for Martha’s Vineyard, … Continue reading

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Trustafarianism

Rumor has it that a photographer well known on Martha’s Vineyard coined the term “trustafarian.” This fellow comes from money and has ties to Jamaica, so the rumor may well be true. “Trustafarian” appears in various online dictionaries, like the … Continue reading

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February License Plate Report

Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Kentucky are now on the map. The total stands at 24. February is always a slow month, and four is a pretty good haul, especially considering how many crappy driving days we had. Look for the … Continue reading

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Betty Ann Bryant (1938–1994)

It’s not true that you can find everything on the internet. Not long ago I went looking for Betty Ann Bryant. Betty Ann was one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. I dedicated my novel, The Mud of … Continue reading

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Red Sky at Morning

Sunrise this morning came in sunset colors. I knew it wasn’t sunset because my front door faces east and it was about 6:30 a.m. Red sky at morning Sailors take warning Hoo boy, sailors — forget about “take warning.” Run … Continue reading

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Snow AGAIN?

Did I say the other day that the worst of winter wasn’t over at the end of December? It wasn’t. When I went to create a folder for photos of last night’s snowstorm, I realized I already had a folder … Continue reading

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Community

“Community” marks Shirley Mayhew’s second appearance in this blog. The first, in September 2012, was “A Miracle.” (Go read it if you haven’t already. Reread it if you have. We’ll wait.) Shirley brought this piece to Cynthia Riggs’s Sunday night … Continue reading

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Country Roads

I sometimes wax rhapsodic about the single-lane dirt roads of Martha’s Vineyard. True, they’re all very minor roads, sort of like long driveways that have acquired names and a place on island maps. But plenty of us live on them. … Continue reading

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