Monthly Archives: November 2011
Now that I am dismantling the kitchen, I am feeling a qualm that I hadn’t ever expressed appreciation for my cabinets and their sturdy construction. I’ve lived here 31 years and these cabinets have been the set with which I … Continue reading
Here’s a slightly edited email I sent to Jeremy Brown, of Hillcrest Masonry, and Albie Barden, of Maine Wood Heat Co; Hello, Gentlemen, Progress of considerable proportions has occurred! Albie’s design is genius – even better than I imagined. So … Continue reading
And the Band Played Marching Matilda In honor of all veterans, here is an anti-war song sung with all the bitterness and contempt that war deserves.
Invest in your community. Divest from those entities that rob us. Corporations and banks can’t survive unless we give them our money. Where we put our money matters. By investing in our own community, we grow stronger. Slow money is … Continue reading
Hardly two inches of snow fell, but enough to knock down branches all over New England and bring down the electric lines, incapacitating my heating oil fueled furnace, cookstove and oven. So, here I am, surrounded by wood fuel, and … Continue reading
So here I am with lovely piles of wood that have to be split further in order to dry more quickly and burn more efficiently, and I don’t know the first thing about splitting wood. So I go to the … Continue reading