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Jaunt

This was my first foray in formalizing my writing – which had been, to that date, a fractured series of hand-written journal entries, doodles, & scattered scraps of paper. Say what you will about computers ~ but I found the excercise … Continue reading


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Winter's Morning

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The "whimsical shed" – the prequel

Despite being in the trades for a good spell (and an enjoyable one at that) – I  had never built a fully independent structure and been responsible for all design & execution from the foundation to the ridge vent. A … Continue reading


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:: Encounter ::

There are times throughout any given month that the ache for clear air and earth underfoot overwhelms me, and I find it necessary to escape from my small manufactured hold to see undulations of field into forest & take in … Continue reading


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Woodpiles by Frozen Moonlight

I am fortunate to live in a home of two hearths, one positioned in the more predictable enclave of the living room with another, better still, situated in a more wonderfully ancient way  ~ within the bedroom.  I can only … Continue reading


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The Tool Chest

  Recently, I identified yet another idiosyncrasy of mine. Yes, I know i know – there are so many to choose from that one would have thought that, by this point in my life, there were no more to mine. … Continue reading


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The Last Lecture of American Idol-Part 1

I have a painfully long drive to work. On a good day – it is 50 minutes to an hour. On a bad one, an easy, day-light consuming 1 and 1/2 hours. Such lengthy meanderings along our local,traffic choked thoroughfares … Continue reading


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A Yankee Monk

A loving little ditty I composed while sitting in the dark at 3am with only candlelight as my companion.You could tell it was not the most warm and fuzzy of nights – but I have often found such times as like … Continue reading


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One of my favorite pictures from Acadia

  Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your perspective) – the kids abstained from yet another adventure as the afternoon transitioned into evening. Tammy and I took a drive down to the far southern tip of the island to see Bass … Continue reading


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Ghosts of Whaling

            It was Superbowl Sunday & in hindsight ~ we should have stayed into the evening & into the next day ~ watching only cobblestone’s connections to the strident commentary of gulls overhead. BUT…that is a miserable part of the day I … Continue reading


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