Archive for September, 2016

  • Bits and Clips for September 2016

    By on September 30, 2016

    This is a monthly feature on this blog where I share the best that I read, listened to, watched,...

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    Why I Don’t Drink Alcohol

    By on September 29, 2016

    Once you’ve experienced the clean living high of a well connected bliss, you will not trade it for anything....

  • Book Review House of Thieves

    Book Review: House of Thieves

    By on September 28, 2016

    Full of high society on the one hand, and squalor, poverty, and depravity on the other, it is this...

  • New Poem: Being the Mother of Adult Children

    By on September 27, 2016

    I think now what I would want my kids to do in my situation, and then go and try...

  • Morning of Chaffinch Island (oil) by Polly Castor

    New Plein Air Oil Painting: Morning on Chaffinch Island

    By on September 26, 2016

    I enjoyed painting this on location on Chaffinch Island in Connecticut with a limited palette.

  • Mid Maine Botanical Gardens

    Mid Maine Botanical Gardens

    By on September 25, 2016

    Highly recommended for its beauty, and a great place to play with a child!

  • Write Your Own Response to a Psalm

    By on September 24, 2016

    In God’s grace there are no “ifs” or “buts”, no expiration dates, no measured share, no price to pay 24/7,...

  • Guilford Arts League Juried Show

    By on September 23, 2016

    The painting above is by friend and blog reader Anne Merriam, and it was my favorite of the show.

  • Book Review: The Interestings

    By on September 22, 2016

    I have just now slogged through it and do not recommend it, giving it only three stars. The bottom...

  • On the Edge of the World (gouache) by Polly Castor

    What a Good Decision Feels Like

    By on September 21, 2016

    "When something is right for me, I always have an indescribable sense of peace about it. Knowing that this...

  • New Pond Farm Harvest Dinner

    My Husband and the New Pond Farm Harvest Dinner

    By on September 20, 2016

    I'm so grateful such a wonderful place as New Pond Farm exists, and I'm proud of all my husband's...

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    Ropes and Traps

    By on September 19, 2016

    These ropes and traps from Little Cranberry Island are a medley of line and anticipation. What are you walking...