12.01.10

Ever taken a walk on the beach and just wanted to keep going? A walk all the way around the Island is on my list of things to do; I’ve just never quite gotten around to doing it.

Geoff Currier

10.01.10

Looking for a competitive edge in real estate sales.

Susan Catling

10.01.10

Thoreau observed that “firewood warms you twice” – once when you split it and once when you burn it.

Geoff Currier

09.01.10

Asking someone how to fillet a fish is sort of like asking how to catch a fish: You ask ten people and you’ll get ten different answers.

Geoff Currier

08.01.10

Walter Ashley is lean and straight as a cedar as he sits in an office wallpapered with ribbons from the Woodsmen’s Contest at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s Livestock Show and Fair.

Geoff Currier

07.01.10

Tour bus no. 43, decorated with brightly painted whales, rumbles past Ocean Park. Leslie Malcouronne of Oak Bluffs is at the wheel giving her spiel.

Geoff Currier

05.01.10

In the spirit of our anniversary issue, I was looking back over the years and realized I’ve written close to forty How It Works columns since 2004.

Geoff Currier

04.01.10

I came across this advice at an online discussion group for dealing with a pet that has been skunked: “Take several ounces of tomato juice...add vodka...drink.”

Believe it or not there’s actually some wisdom there because the tomato-juice bath, probably the most commonly prescribed solution for de-skunking a pet, actually does little more than mask the odor; it doesn’t actually get rid of it.

Geoff Currier

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