Hats Off to Being Blissfully Unaware
Phyllis Meras
I like hats. The coat rack in my library holds no coats but is adorned with hats.
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From West Tisbury to Nicaragua, Breaking New Ground
Robert Skydell
Before the equatorial sun reaches the point in the morning sky where the heat builds and hits you like a forge, I cycle up into the pastured hills to check on my new garden.
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On Island Time With Russell Baker
Russell Baker
The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times died this week at age 93. A longtime Nantucket summer resident, he occasionally had a few words to say about the Vineyard.
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Passing of Time Evokes the Simple Pleasures
Julian Wise
Thirty four years ago, MVRHS principal Gregory Scotten addressed my incoming freshman class. During the convocation he cited the Shaker hymn Simple Gifts and its familiar lyric: “It’s a gift to be simple, It’s a gift to be free.”
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The Joy of Playing With Food
Arnie Reisman
To cook or not to cook? That’s often the question. Eat in or eat out?
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After the Book Comes the Fall
Herb Foster
Prior to the publishing of my Yiddish and Jive book, it seemed I spent every hour of the day at my computer dealing with and solving all sorts of last-minute problems related to my book being published.
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Sweeping Out the Holiday Season
Eileen Maley
I don’t mind taking down the tree. 
 It has served its purpose. At first it was a welcome holiday guest but it took up a lot of room and I wanted my living room back.
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As the Crow Flies, So Doth I
Joe Keenan
Crows have come to roost in my consciousness again. I am of the kind that seek out the omens of a happening, a circumstance, a serendipity.
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Diving Into the Christmas Season
Nat Benjamin
At 1100 hours, we set our anchor on a grassy sand conch pasture under 12 feet of sapphire sea. It had been a rough eight-day offshore passage from Moorehead city.
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Hello Tree, Is It Me You're Looking For?
Brad Woodger
I recently noticed that trees are tall. Some of them really tall, even super tall.
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