The New England Town Green; why you should add one or two to your bucket list.

Last weekend, Dave and I ate lunch on the town green in Winsted. We were out shopping for farm supplies and we'd skipped a real breakfast. By noon, my stomach was grumbling so we popped into a grocery store, bought a lunch of cold-fried chicken, potato chips, and iced teas."I don't care where we pull … Continue reading The New England Town Green; why you should add one or two to your bucket list.

Knock-kneed, bandy-legged, and other gorgeous words.

Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, was a master of the art of word play. His prose is chocka-block full of invented nouns and verbs, rhymes, and what I call, gorgeous and greatly terrifying words. As a child I was afraid of him. His poem, Jabberwocky, published in 1891, used invented words like "mimsy', … Continue reading Knock-kneed, bandy-legged, and other gorgeous words.

A Short History of War

Once upon a moonless night, as fog concealed the harbor light, a ship of shadows crept ashore and loosed its heathen breath of war. Serpents writhed on shale and stone, and Satyr ruled the land alone, while the province slept and slumbered on unversed in modern Babylon. Hence, the ravaged shores you see, the blackened … Continue reading A Short History of War

Aviatrix; girl hero

              Beryl Markham, where did you find the                      velocity        to fly in the face of ordinary?           1920’s girl, no…woman,               a real barnstormer.                Triple Crown winner,                        spinner   with whip and spur to win the Derby           in 1921! A gutsy one,                   a … Continue reading Aviatrix; girl hero