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West Tisbury: Days have new rhythm

We have a new baby in town, a joyful and welcome occasion to note. Calib Martins Edwards was born on March 19, at Martha’s...

West Tisbury: Most of us are watching too much news

Was it only a couple of weeks ago I wrote about joking around with John Alley over something we had both written in our...

West Tisbury: “may you live in interesting times”

As the Island has mostly shut down and there are no events or social gatherings while we are self-isolating, I wondered what I would...

West Tisbury: sudden snow

John Alley and I laughed together over both of us starting our recent columns wondering if March would come in like a lion or...

West Tisbury: My house is going to the dog and cats

My house is going to the dog and cats. Abby just discovered a mouse that Nelson must have brought in. She chased it around...

West Tisbury: A polling place

This is the last weekend in February, extended by a day to the 29th on Saturday, as it’s a leap year. Sunday will be...

West Tisbury: Stories and songs

The grass is coated in frost that sparkles and crunches underfoot when I take Abby out around 5:30 in the morning. She awakens me...

West Tisbury: Snow moon

The “Snow Moon” is almost full overhead, bright in the night sky. The name refers to February usually being our coldest month, with the...

West Tisbury: I couldn’t be happier

When Sylvia Thompson died, her daughters gave me a jasmine plant that had belonged to her. I had never had one before, so read...

West Tisbury: Puppy is all-consuming

I couldn’t have been more disappointed to wake up early Sunday morning to find wet, soggy, muddy grass where there had been a covering...

West Tisbury: Remembering Nelson Bryant

We had a beautiful night for Abby’s Wednesday 2 am outing. Snow was falling, and the tree branches were bent almost to the ground...

West Tisbury: Our new pup, Abby

Surprises are surprises because they come out of the blue, are unpredictable, maybe require a leap of faith to recognize. Ours appeared a little...

West Tisbury: The Shiny Brite Co.

Will we have a white Christmas?All my childhood memories of Christmas are wrapped in white. The lawn and trees were always covered, and snow...

West Tisbury: Winter moths

Winter moths flutter and sparkle in my headlights as I drive home from work in the evenings. I recognize what they are, and what...

West Tisbury: ‘Let’s not go to the dump’

Well, after the big buildup in last week’s column, I actually missed seeing Santa for the first time ever. I have been coughing and...

West Tisbury: It’s always a thrill to see Santa arrive

Santa Claus is coming to West Tisbury this Sunday afternoon. Every year, the West Tisbury Fire Department invites Santa to visit our town, to...

West Tisbury: I don’t know what I expected

Thanksgiving 1985. That Thursday was the 28th, the same as this year, and I remember it as the most special Thanksgiving ever. My niece,...

West Tisbury: The beginning of a brand-new year.

I looked outside one night last week, and saw wet clumps of snow blowing across my windows. It didn’t last long, just enough time...

West Tisbury: A nice memory

Have you looked at the moon the past few nights? It’s full now, huge, close to the Earth. The Algonquins called it the Beaver...

West Tisbury: It was a lovely day

Last Friday was my 70th birthday. I don’t know what I expected. For most of my life, 70 seemed old and far away. Now...