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Not Stranded

For days I’d been planning to head off-island this past Sunday afternoon for State Rep. Dylan Fernandes’s 2018 campaign kickoff in Woods Hole. The venue, the Captain Kidd, is an easy walk from the ferry dock, so no big deal, … Continue reading

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November License Plate Report

As you can probably guess from the lateness of this report, there were no new sightings in November. Boo-hoo. However, yesterday on the boat coming home from an eye appointment in Sandwich, Malvina Forester (my trusty 2008 Subaru) happened to … Continue reading

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Remembering the Ferry Islander

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Originally posted on MV Obsession:
February 2007, exactly 10 years ago was the last time I sailed on the Islander.. Even though not sleek or graceful, for 57 years the Islander brought her own special beauty to the waters surrounding…

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Going Off

Yesterday I drove a friend to a medical appointment in Sandwich. Sandwich is on the Cape. Yes, indeed, gentle and ungentle readers: I went off-island. Since the ferry reservation was for the 9:30, Trav and I left for our morning … 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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Occupy-ay-ay Occu-pie-in-the-sky Since I’m blogging from the Seasonally Occupied Territories, you must have guessed I’ve had something to say about Occupy Wall Street, but my occupation — which is to say “editing” — has preoccupied me big-time for the last … Continue reading

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The Boat

People who’ve got some relationship with Martha’s Vineyard love to go on, often at great length, about why Martha’s Vineyard is different from anywhere else: its beauty, its beaches, etc., etc., etc. Having dwelt on the cherished isle for 26 … Continue reading

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My Martha’s Vineyard

Which Martha’s Vineyard do you live on? All the road maps and atlases agree that there’s just one Martha’s Vineyard, but none of us live on those maps. I’m talking about the map that lives in each of our heads. … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Fantasy

Dear B—, Thanks so much for the invite to the two-day Rally-O trial in New Hampshire later this month. For sure I’d rather be there than here on Martha’s Vineyard at the height of tourist season, but I just can’t … Continue reading

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