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3 Quotes, 3 Days: Day 3

It’s actually Day 4 because somehow I missed Day 3, but here goes anyway. It’s International Women’s Day, after all, and I just saw Suffragette at the Vineyard Haven library. For more about the 3 Quotes, 3 Days challenge, see Day … Continue reading

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3 Quotes, 3 Days: Day 1

My favorite blogs open windows into the lives of other people, especially other women, other creative types, and people in other places. The blogger of The Glass Bangle fits all three categories: she’s a poet and writer who lives in South India. … Continue reading

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Recognition Rocks

Ordinarily I don’t do awards, but hey, recognition is good, especially when it comes from a peer one respects, so thank you for nominating me, Charles French, whose blog, Charles French: Words, Reading, and Writing, I’m a faithful follower of. … Continue reading

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Changes a-Comin’

Regular readers of this blog will notice that I haven’t been posting much lately. I’ve noticed this too. There are reasons for this. Reasons, I say! Not excuses! Hah. But seriously — in February I started Write Through It, a blog “on … Continue reading

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Islanders Write? Not Quite

In the summer we denizens of the Seasonally Occupied Territories are regularly bombarded with events that have “Martha’s Vineyard” in their names. Their main connection to the year-round Vineyard is that they’re held on the same terra firma. Summer residents … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

Dear From the Seasonally Occupied Territories: You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been around much lately. It’s not that I don’t love you, or think of you often. It’s just that I’ve, well, sort of opened the relationship. Back in … Continue reading

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Squatters Hijack Blog

I don’t want to jinx anything here, but for the last several weeks I’ve been working on novel #2 — and it’s alive. It’s cooking. When I sit down to write, words come through my fingers. Characters show up unannounced. … Continue reading

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SMF’s Land Grab Continues

The Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation (SMF) — a Vineyard conservation nonprofit that has long since lost sight of its founder’s mission — is still trying to steamroller Ben Ramsey and Nisa Counter into giving up their land on Blue Barque Road … Continue reading

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Internet Blackout

High winds kept the SSA ferries in their slips last Friday and Saturday. Some people freaked out. Not me. Didn’t I once go two and a half years without going off-island? I started to wallow in my own smugness — … Continue reading

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To close out the old year, WordPress, the host of this blog, kindly e-mailed me an annual report. It’s so bling-intensive that it’s crashed or stalled Firefox every time I’ve tried to open it, but still, I appreciate the thought. … Continue reading

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