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I sang in a performance of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday night. “An Island Family Tradition Returns” said the poster, and so it was. I’m not a trained singer but I can carry a tune, I like to sing, and if I … Continue reading

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Behind the Signs

In the early spring of 2014 I blogged about a new sign in the neighborhood. The sign — DRINKING WATER SUPPLY AREA • PLEASE PROTECT IT! — bugged me. It bugged me because it was completely unnecessary. Nothing was being … Continue reading

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30 Changeovers

It’s changeover weekend — the 30th anniversary of my arrival on Martha’s Vineyard to take a year off. Ha ha ha. I’d saved enough money to live for a year and to buy my first PC — a Leading Edge Model … Continue reading

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Creative Economy?

In the last two weeks, I’ve been attempting to blog about two related events. One was my discovery that preview tickets for mainstage shows at the extensively renovated Vineyard Playhouse now cost $50. The other was the proclamation of the … Continue reading

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Summer’s Here!

No, the solstice is still a couple of weeks off, but summer is here. It just arrived, and I have proof. Lots of proof. Like this morning I took my first outdoor shower. It’s been ready and waiting for a while … Continue reading

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Signs on Trees

I walk or drive past this tree two or three or four times most days. The sign appeared about a week ago. It bugs me. How does it bug me? Let me count the ways . . . Forget about … Continue reading

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Travvy Is Six!

In honor of Trav’s sixth birthday, I just reread my April 27, 2008, blog about meeting him for the first time at Masasyu Alaskan Malamutes in Canandaigua, New York. We spent our first night in a motel. A motel? With … Continue reading

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Ice Art II

Call it faith or call it winter on Martha’s Vineyard: Undeterred by the dwindling and disappearance of my first foray into dog dish ice art, I started working on Ice Art II. The first disk was undished on Groundhog Day. … Continue reading

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Ice Art

Last week the temperature some days didn’t make it into double digits before Travvy and I left for our morning walk. Today it was in the mid-50s with the sun hiding behind clouds. I washed my hair after I got … Continue reading

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All Change Is Not Created Equal

Over and over opposition to the roundabout has been explained away as “people don’t like change.” To which I say that “people” — which is to say me — don’t like having change shoved down our throats by people who … Continue reading

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