May 31, 2016

bus & trail notes, mmxvi-v-xxxi

167 dog-walking miles in May.  815 for the year.

snippets, 5-31-2016

Old and on the street (NY Times).

On foot (Afield Notes).

May 26, 2016

snippets, 5-26-2016

Sore, happy feet (NY Times). I fantasize about doing this kind of thing with the grandchildren.

May 25, 2016

finger puppets!

A near and dear life-long friend - PJ and Erin's great-grandmother's best friend - sent us a nice card and a handful of handmade finger puppets today. Thanks Mrs. L! :)

May 24, 2016

snippets, 5-24-2016

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." - Albert Einstein

May 21, 2016

garden notes, mmxvi-v-xxi

temporary erosion control

May 19, 2016

trail notes, mmxvi-v-xix

magnolia & rose of sharon

May 13, 2016

May 12, 2016

snippets, 5-12-16

The man who made the novel (New Yorker). I couldn't read too far in this article for fear of spoilers - I've been reading Clarissa for the last six or seven weeks. It's very long (it makes Lorna Doone seem like a short story), but it's great. A favorite line (Miss Anna Howe writing to Clarissa, about an unwanted suitor): "If my eyes would carry with them the execution which the eyes of the basilisk are said to do, I would make it my first business to see this creature." Heh. A line from the linked article says, "Richardson was fond of saying that his characters' letters are written 'to the moment'; that is, as the characters experience the events they describe." Another way of interpreting this statement is that if a character says they'll get back to you next Tuesday, it's likely to be at least that long before you see them again.

May 11, 2016

trail notes, mmxvi-iv-xi

This little girl walked all the way to the park this evening - about 3/4 of a mile.

May 9, 2016