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Wild Northeast

There’s wildness in each of us, more in those who claim there is none. Deep down every one of us actively nurtures a secret desire to move more, to wear less, to eat with our hands, to use our toes to make fists in the sand, and to breathe deeply while the sun goes down […]

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Mud Season

The thunderstorms on the Connecticut shoreline move with ferocious intensity. During Hurricane Gloria, when I was just a child, my mom took my brother and me to New Jersey. My dad stayed home to keep watch on the house. He had no power for over two weeks. He had to poop in the backyard. When […]

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A Year Of Advice

In the North Country we notice when the bank gets new all-weather mats. We order dessert with our breakfast. We know who is shopping at the Co-op by the cars in the parking lot. We appreciate when the local coffee shop refreshes the Lavender and Linen candle in their unisex restroom. We have around-town camouflage […]