Tag Archives: West Tisbury School

Repairing the Bike Path

“Infrastructure” comes up in political conversations a lot these days, and with good reason: infrastructure is crucial to the smooth running of any enterprise, but it often gets short shrift when it comes time to budget money for it. Why? … Continue reading

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White Tent

Trav and I cross the grounds or playing fields of the West Tisbury School at least once a day and often twice, so of course I noticed when the white tent appeared a few days ago. Tents are not unusual … Continue reading

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Pacing Between Planets

Trav and I continue to stroll between the planets. Our most frequent route takes us from Neptune to Uranus and within hailing distance of Saturn before we make a left onto the path that leads toward home. Other days we start … Continue reading

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Strolling Between Planets

The stretch of bike path Trav and I walk every day changes with the season, the weather, and the time of day, but the other day we encountered something new behind the Nat’s Farm subdivision. A big, blue, very round … Continue reading

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Book Sale

My one rule when the West Tisbury library’s annual book sale rolls around each summer is “Don’t buy any more books than you can carry home.” I live a brisk five-minute walk from the West Tisbury School, where the sale … Continue reading

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Just a Dusting

Tuesday afternoon and evening it snowed and snowed and snowed, but it was snow-globe snow. When Trav and I walked past the school in the dark, we heard the scraping of what sounded like a plow. There was nowhere near … Continue reading

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Little Changes

Travvy and I walk the same paths and dirt roads regularly so we notice the small changes missed by those who pass less often or at faster speeds. For Travvy the world seems to create itself anew every night. Each … Continue reading

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Scorched

Travvy and I walk the path behind the West Tisbury School at least once most days. Some days it’s two or three times. It doesn’t change much. The four school buses disappear from the parking lot to pick kids up … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice

After The Big Blizzard, the one that dumped 8 or so heavy crusty inches of snow here and 20 or 30 inches elsewhere in New England, I created a folder called “February 2013 Snow” and put all my photos in … Continue reading

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September

September looms large in the year-round Vineyarder’s calendar. A popular 1990s bumper sticker read PRAY FOR SEPT.! and in small print underneath: M.V. Year-Rounders Trying to Deal with Summer. September, we like to say, is when we get our island … Continue reading

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