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How to Survive Summer

With this year’s changeover I commence my 30th year as a year-round resident of Martha’s Vineyard. Traditionally the changeover is when the July people leave and the August people arrive. I’m not sure we have real changeovers anymore: it seems … Continue reading

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How to Be a Good Tourist

In early April a story appeared in Business Insider: “How NOT to Behave in 12 Countries Around the World”. Water was still freezing in Travvy’s outside water dish, but the spring spruce-up was already under way at down-island shops and restaurants. What … Continue reading

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Stunned

I got the news via Facebook early last evening. There in my news feed was the genial, instantly recognizable face of Pat Gregory moderating a West Tisbury town meeting, and next to it the ungraspable Martha’s Vineyard Times headline: “Pat Gregory murdered … Continue reading

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Deer Season

Deer season began this past Monday. We used to call it “deer week,” but now it runs two weeks, no hunting on Sunday. Deer season actually began on October 21 and continues through the last day of the year. Archers … Continue reading

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Girl’s Night Out

In the heyday of Wintertide Coffeehouse, roughly the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, Martha’s Vineyard was a stop on the singer-songwriter circuit. I got to hear some wonderful folk and blues performers without leaving home, and I got to hear them … Continue reading

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MV on FB Update

When I’d been on Facebook a year, I blogged about it. This seems to be a universal truth: If you blog and if you use social media, sooner or later you will blog about social media. I was a late … Continue reading

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Whacked by an Owl

I got home from writers’ group a little after nine last night. The downstairs outside light was on, but both the deck and the apartment were dark. Getting out of the car, I couldn’t see Travvy but I knew he … Continue reading

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February Snow

You’ve probably heard that a major winter storm hit the U.S. Northeast in the last couple of days. Unlike some storms in recent years, this one pretty much lived up to the hype, but c’mon — Nemo? Who came up … Continue reading

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MV Stuff 4 Sale

Last February, having been on Facebook for just over a year, I blogged about why I liked it. I listed four Vineyard-specific things I liked. One of them was MV Stuff 4 Sale. Kim Hilliard, massage therapist and musician, had … Continue reading

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My Lord, What a Morning!

I’m stealing the title of my 2008 post-election blog. This morning is even better. In 2008 I went to bed before the results were all in. Around 5:45 a.m. I woke up. From my election day blog: 5:45 a.m., November … Continue reading

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