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A THANKSGIVING LITANY

Thanks for Thanksgiving, I say. Thanks for Ellen Goodman, who once wrote — as I recall — that Thanksgiving was the best holiday: good food, no gifts, and family together — for about four hours. Surely there is research to … Continue reading

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AH, SWEET MYSTERY

The new seasons of “NCIS” and “Castle” have started and my “redo” knitting is at hand.  The treetops are dabbed with yellow-turning -gold, except for one truly orange and stunning exception.  The reds, probably either newer or shorter maples, are … Continue reading

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MORNING COFFEE

A million days ago, or so it seems, I and my coffee were in Maine on the porch, overlooking  kayakers and dinghy rowers cut the often still water of the morning harbor,  and wondering why lobster boats and sailing boats … Continue reading

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FAVORED SAILING BOOKS

It’s a perfect day, I shouted. “Today is worth a howl,” neighbor Fred said, and he howled down Sea Street on his way to get a paper at the General Store. “My daughter wants to stop by and get her … Continue reading

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WINTER’S BLUR

Easy days at the winter digs. Spectacular sunrises with reds and blues that incorrectly promised later moisture.  Sailors did not have to take warning. Today’s blurry sky may change the tenor of our very warm — well, mild — snowless … Continue reading

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I AM AN AGGREGATOR…

and Roseledge Books is an aggregation.  Who knew?   This news dawned as I read about Matt Drudge’s staying on top with his Drudge Report because “[h]e can look into a huge stream of news, find the hot story and … Continue reading

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CONNECTIONS

Greetings from my less-new digs where today’s aerie (12th floor) view is one of soft fog resting on treetops and temperatures are so mild that the birds alit on the upper bush branches after eating their fill from Bob’s daily … Continue reading

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THINKING, THINKING

I am so ready to be in Maine. The PGA Tour has been to Pebble Beach (the best wild water site) and Hilton Head (pretty good big water with piers), and today I found myself reading as much as I … Continue reading

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WHY READ?

The first fresh breeze of Fall is here today. The oak trees rustle heavily, the water ripples offshore (toward Harts Neck across the harbor), and the Queen Anne’s lace, past its prime but still willing, waves with the goldenrod. I … Continue reading

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