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West Tisbury: To the Elms

Tomorrow will be Thanksgiving, and everyone will be celebrating, or not, in their own ways.Back in Ridgefield, Conn., there were years when I walked...

West Tisbury: Time for corn pudding

Veterans Day weekend came and went. With it, cold air arrived, and wind that died down by Sunday. It was the first time I...

West Tisbury: Two men I loved

Last Monday’s storm littered our lawn with fallen leaves, now dusty and dry from the sunny days that followed. Walking outside, I am immediately...

West Tisbury: The jinx lifted

What a grand storm we are having as I write this week’s column. Trees still loaded with leaves catch the wind as branches thump...

West Tisbury: Nelson’s bayonet

I had wonderful stories for this column, but have somehow managed to mislay my notebook. If it doesn’t turn up within the next few...

West Tisbury: Honey for my tea

Just writing the date, Oct. 19, reminded me that the new babies I have enjoyed this past year are growing up. Lyla Bohan will...

West Tisbury: I love the seasons changing

Leslie’s bouquet of “last of the season” zinnias is still on the windowsill, looking as fresh and perfect as the day she gave them...

West Tisbury: Mom’s pickle relish

The vinegar and sugar-sweet smell of pickle relish suffuses my kitchen as I am writing this morning. It’s a recipe my mom used to...

Aging as a continuation of our lives

Dr. Atul Gawande strode across the stage of the Boston Public Library and settled himself into a chair across from his interviewer, Robin Young....

West Tisbury: Dan Waters’ three cats

To begin, I ask you to forgive me for any typos or misstatements in my column this week. My cat, Nelson, is asleep on...

West Tisbury

After watching Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the latest are Jose and Maria, both potentially heading right for us, maybe nor’easters by the time they...

Ternes Award goes to Sculpin Art Association members

A crowd gathered at the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown last Sunday evening to see an exhibition and award ceremony for two artists, Anna...

West Tisbury: The Derby begins

Sweet autumn clematis is out in all its seasonal splendor, vines twining through shrubbery or spilling over fences, a mass of fragrant white flowers....

West Tisbury: In memory of John Ashbery

I’m writing this week’s column on my porch this Monday morning. The air feels silent, or at least quieter than it has all summer....

West Tisbury: Cooler days

Beautiful, crispy-cool days and nights, one after another. The forecast is for a continuation of the same all through the week, maybe a little...

Featherstone fills pottery bowls full of fresh soup at annual Potters Bowl

The parking lot was filled and more cars kept arriving. A line of people quietly awaited the clock striking 4 pm, the official opening...

West Tisbury: An hour for hamburgers

The Fair ends tonight, and from all reports it was the biggest and best ever, despite heavy rain on Friday. There certainly was plenty...

West Tisbury: Talley

“This is a perfect August summer day,” said my husband as we walked along the beach with Nanuk on Sunday afternoon. It was warm,...

West Tisbury: Late summer landscape

Mornings have been foggy before the sun burns it off. The the sky is blue, bright with sunshine and puffy fair-weather clouds. Nice to...

Artist Max Decker finds the abstract in the familiar

Max Decker met me outside the open double doors of his barn studio in West Tisbury. Glancing past him, I couldn’t wait to get...