Monthly Archives: September 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the McGowan Fine Art Gallery in Concord, NH. A reception was being held for Nancy Simonds, one of the Gallery’s long-standing and most popular artists, in honor of her exhibition there. As I browsed and chatted, I couldn’t help but be struck by this work: The above pic does NOT do justice […]

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One of my earliest literary epiphanies came when I was 8 years old. I had read stories about precocious kids getting into scrapes before, but I had never heard of anyone who lived in a house with a name. Then I read Anne of Green Gables. When the House Becomes a Main Character in Fiction And really, it […]

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By American standards, I live in an old, OLD house. It isn’t First Period or anything, but 1790 is about as early as it gets in most parts. Luckily, being built late in the 18th century, our house doesn’t have the low ceilings of earlier saltboxes or Georgians, and the windows are pretty big compared to […]

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I’ve never really been a pink or purple girl. I was a tomboy. I HATED wearing dresses and skirts, and those “girly” colors just seemed a little too reminiscent of a ballerina’s tutu. (BTW, did anyone catch my racy joke in the post title? No? Oh well.) When I had two boys of my own, though I […]

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