Monthly Archives: January 2011

If Candlemas be fair and bright, winter has another flight

If Candlemas brings clouds and rain, winter will not come again. The coldest part of winter lies ahead, but each day the light lasts a bit longer. Candlemas falls on February 2, midway between the winter solstice and the spring … Continue reading

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Hughie Wright, houseman and whisker maker

Hughie Wright with Freckles (the beagle) and Missy (the Weimaraner) in Seal Harbor, Maine courtesy Jackie Davidson Hughie Wright was a Seal Harborite, fly fisherman, loyal husband, maker of whiskers and Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s houseman. One does not hear … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures: My Sister’s Washcloths

Washcloths are fairly uniform in size and shape, but their qualities beyond that are sometimes overlooked. They can provide an invigorating, sensual ten minutes of eyes-closed, skin-tingling pleasure. Or a dismal, nose-wrinkling moment when picking up a stretched and frayed … Continue reading

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Last bites and button boxes.

The corn honey from Mexico is dark amber, with a creamy sweetness made sweeter since each spoon carries memories of a week in the Yucatan Peninsula. I pulled it from the shelf to scoop a spoon into my yogurt, but … Continue reading

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