The internet's serving up photos of crocuses and daffodils. I hear tell of apple and pear blossoms, kids and lambs, and Easter egg hunts. Around here, spring seems reluctant. There's tell-tale mud, to be sure. But there's still snow. And nothing is blooming. When I look up into the trees, they look as quiet and… Continue reading Hidden spring
"Nick Lowe at Knuckleheads Saloon" by K8 fan What can I say? It's the man's birthday. And I've loved his music since I was a young teen. And one time not too long ago he and I made eye contact. This morning started off at 2ºF, but the sun's brilliant out there and the bird… Continue reading How Lowe can I go?
[Ed note: Today's post is written by Hyla, another favorite guest blogger.] Vermont is such a beautiful place, and it’s small enough that I feel comfortable, but big enough and unpopulated enough that I can feel uncramped. My family only owns two acres of land, but we live in a 200-year-old house with ancient beams… Continue reading Where I come from
It was long overdue, but none of us were ready for it earlier. So, into the basement and closets it all went: the treasures, the flotsam and jetsam of H's childhood. Until this week, when M pulled all the boxes into the living room and began to sort. Decks of cards (some still wrapped in… Continue reading Tick tock
[Ed note: This month's post is brought to you by M, one of my favorite guest bloggers.] There's a book I've been trying to read for over half my life, and by that I don't mean a book I've always meant to get to but haven't yet (that would be the Brothers Karamazov), or a… Continue reading Reading Challenge month 2 – A book you started but never finished
A Sunday in late winter. Just at that point in the season where, if you put a certain album on the stereo, settle yourself into the chair by the window, tilt your face up to the strengthening sunlight, close your eyes and ignore the wind outside and the eight-foot pile of snow that's accumulated on… Continue reading Here and elsewhere