September 2009 archive

A Storybook House

Wow. Clingstone is a faded and shingled 103-year-old mansion set on a rock in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. In it lives Mr. Wood, a 79-year-old Boston architect who bought the house with his ex-wife Joan in 1961 for $3,600. It had been empty for two decades and had been built by a distant cousin of […] Read more…

Laila

I have a new cousin and I love her. I have not met her and probably won’t for a long long while as she currently resides in Northampton, Mass. But the magic of technology gives me glimpses into her wondrous new life. She is just one month old and look how animated she is! She […] Read more…

The Beat That My Heart Skipped: Curios

September has snuck up on us so stealthily! How did that happen??? However grim, that snuggly autumnal feeling has invaded my conscious and I find myself watching atmospheric Victorian dramas on TV – Desperate Romantics, Wuthering Heights…reading deliciously dark books that require the accompaniment of endless pots of tea… So it is no surprise that […] Read more…

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