'Round the Point

Islanders have been hearing a lot in the news lately about the opioid crisis in the country, the state of Massachusetts, and locally as well. Many feel...
Nobadeer at its best...

As March, mild in weather, but brutal in stress factors, draws to a close, I find myself impelled to end what has been almost a year-long absence from writing...
A favorite view...

Blue sky this Saturday morning … something that’s appearing a lot lately on my daily gratitude list. On Nantucket, even cold, clear skies in April are worth...
Lions & tigers & new houses, oh my!

“What’s that?” you say. “I always go to town meeting. I’ve been going for twenty years!” “Well,” says me (admittedly an on & off attender over the past...
And don't forget, Thurs. evening, 6:30 at NHS...

It’s still March, and I promised my family members that I would stop complaining about the weather here. The sun is shining, so who could complain anyway?...
The water recedes on sunny Lake Snowbegone.

3.6.15   I swore I wasn’t going to write more of this until Sunday, but really, this all boggles my mind. Last evening, the father of my children came by, to...
guess who took this? not me...

3.1.15   Sunday, 4:22 p.m. It’s snowing, but I’m pretending that it isn’t (picture an ostrich with its head in a snow bank). Number Two son was supposed to go...
So pretty!

Guess what? It’s snowing again. Did someone forget to tell Mother Nature that this is not the Nantucket Way? On Nantucket, the worst winters consist of a...
Two winter travelers...

I must begin by saying that I hope and pray that I will never have to attend two memorial services in two days ever again, but if I do, I know it is possible...
Nobody touch my storm bone.

As my blissfully bleak January is heading out with a bang, I’d like to review, with gratitude: My most quiet holiday season ever, with both “adult” sons off...
On frozen pond.

January in Nantucket: a phrase that strikes terror in the hearts of some (unhardy, in my reborn-New England mind) island residents, who fled months ago, at the...
Cheers!

Wed., 10.29.14: I headed downtown to deliver some knitting, taking the dockside walk to the shop at the end of the Straight Wharf as usual, on the basin side....

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