Wednesday, August 30, 2023



Years back, when we used to have a house on a lake, we spent Labor Day weekend packing it up for the winter tenants, the ones who were kind enough to pay the mortgage so we could afford a second home.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Let a gal keep her mystery


I was just reading in today’s Boston Globe about this weekend’s convergence of Nessie hunters at Loch Ness. Apparently the place is being stormed with drones, infrared cameras, and microphones to detect underwater sounds.

Friday, August 25, 2023

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Neither sleet nor rain . . .

 When I first read about check washing, my first thought was that it was a city phenomenon, not something that would reach our small Massachusetts town.

Friday, August 11, 2023

Chicken in the Pot


I cooked a whole chicken last night, something I haven’t done in a while.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Not just for millionaires


Sometimes I feel vaguely defensive about playing golf, long considered the pastime of idle fat cats in white shoes and ugly pants.