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West Tisbury: Holiday traditions

This Thanksgiving will be different. Forgive me for stating the obvious. Mike and I will be eating dinner alone for the first time in I...

Memories of Chanukah

(A version of this essay first appeared in the MV Times in 2015.) We were Jewish, one of a handful of Jewish families in Ridgefield,...

West Tisbury: Corn Pudding recipe

Another gorgeous week of sunshine and mild days, perfect for getting outside and doing some long-ignored chores around the yard. Now that the garden...

West Tisbury: Dorothy Parker quotes

Another glorious weekend with temperatures in the 70s. A new president. Twenty new cases of Covid on the Island, more than 10 million across...

West Tisbury: Fall produce and flowers

I watched branches sway and leaves tossed in the air, then to the ground, as the wind howled through our woods this morning. It...

West Tisbury: Drive-through Halloween

It has been that hot, then cold, then hot again kind of weather this past week. I almost pulled out shorts to wear one...

West Tisbury: Farm market at Howes House

The wind blew and blew through the trees last week. I am eager for more sky. The oaks take the longest to lose their...

West Tisbury: Outdoor library services

What could be better than being ensconced on my sofa, a.k.a. my writing and reading spot? A window is open to a soft breeze...

West Tisbury: Musicians unite for project

It smells like fall when I walk outside. Our yard is blanketed with leaves — yellow, red, brown, some already crunchy underfoot, some remaining...

West Tisbury: Changes in the community

Last week was hot and sunny again, more summer-like weather than what I expect by now. Usually cool, crisp days begin as soon as...

West Tisbury: News about up-Island Cronig’s

Sunlight is filtering through the trees in our woods, reaching the ground in broad swaths and dappled patterns, green-gold, peach, and a muddy violet....

West Tisbury: Reading stories to a pup

The changing light at the beginning and end of the day has become noticeable, a little darker in the morning when I take Abby...

West Tisbury: Islander stories to remember

I am watching birds splash around in the birdbath in our backyard. Nuthatches, chickadees, a tufted titmouse, five or six of them at once,...

West Tisbury: Virtual Agricultural Fair

I have cried almost every day since Donald Trump became president, and can still feel the physicality of shock as I watched the returns...

West Tisbury: Blooms at Parsonage Pond

The Island feels a bit emptier today, as my dear Giulia Fleishman left on an early boat to head back to rabbinical school on...

Max Decker paints in narratives, capturing everyday life in his work

Max Decker is a very competent landscape painter, but he is an exceptional figurative painter. He calls it narrative, as in telling a story,...

West Tisbury: It’s good to have friends with gardens

Another hot, humid week. We had a little rain, very little, just enough to wet the grass and cool the air for an hour...

West Tisbury: Edible zucchini blossoms

It rained last Wednesday morning, the most beautiful sound. I wish it would have continued all day, but it stopped, quickly soaking in, then...

West Tisbury: Toward a simpler lifestyle

Hazy, hot, and humid weather continued through last week and the weekend. I had hopes for some rain, but nothing. Our abundant spring rains...

An artist’s gift

Right before July Fourth weekend, there was an ad in the newspaper by West Tisbury artist Marie-Louise Rouff. It said that in honor of...
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