10.01.15

It is a singular variety of good fortune to dwell in one place that you love for many years. To watch the mail-order twigs you and your best friend planted grow into mature creatures. For that is what plants are – creatures – when you live with them for ten or twenty years. Or more. If you don’t believe it, you have not cohabited with a wisteria.

Paul Schneider

10.01.15

There are dog people, and cat people, and horse people, and bird people. And then there are the people who never saw a pet they didn’t love. Or at least try to love.

Shirley Mayhew

10.01.15

Paul Karasik

09.01.15

One evening not long ago I discovered that my phone can take time-lapse movies. Now, I’m sure everyone with the ubiquitous phone that we all apparently can’t live without has known about this feature for a long time. But I don’t take a lot of photographs, so it was new to me. I happened to be out watching the sun go down over the water at the time, so I propped the phone on a nearby stone and set it to record the final moments of a hot summer day and the arrival of night.

Paul Schneider

09.01.15

Islanders will flood out of their homes on September 13 and largely disappear until October 17.

Charlie Nadler

09.01.15

Fisher-people prop their polesIn sturdy holders, sunk in holes,Which leaves their fingers somewhat freerTo wrestle with their cans of beer.

D.A.W.

09.01.15

Paul Karasik

08.01.15

You wouldn’t know it from a trip through Five Corners in Vineyard Haven, or the Triangle in Edgartown, but most Americans don’t take the time off they deserve. It’s not just hard-working laborers who are not permitted paid vacations by their Scroogian overlords, either, though that’s a huge problem and injustice: one in four Americans does not get a single paid vacation day. According to the U.S. Travel Association, an industry group, Americans don’t take advantage of 429 million paid vacation days every year.

Paul Schneider

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