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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...

West Tisbury: Ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks

Our woods are looking more open, airier. The storms of the past weeks have blown down a lot of leaves, so the structure of...

West Tisbury: Checking out local art

This has certainly been a couple of weeks of weather. Last week’s storm sent microbursts through town that toppled trees, broke off limbs, and...

West Tisbury: Anti-Semitism

I was driving toward Vineyard Haven last Wednesday morning to attend Yom Kippur services at the Hebrew Center, when I heard about a shooting...

West Tisbury: Wedding bells

Sept. 28 was a perfect late summer afternoon, perfect for the wedding of Hilary Wall and Brian Cox. They were married at the Chilmark...

West Tisbury: She and Mike were a perfect match.

We lost our dog last Thursday, our much-loved Nanuk. You have all read about her for the past 10 years or so, and many...

West Tisbury: The 11th hour

West Tisbury seems draped in autumn clematis. Its hardy foliage and delicate white flowers cover trees, bushes, hedgerows, fences, stone walls, and signposts, obscuring...

West Tisbury: We were very lucky

Hurricane Dorian came and went with barely a notice. We had a lot of wind and rain Friday night when Mike took Nanuk out....

West Tisbury: The height of hurricane season

What a gorgeous holiday weekend we are having. While Hurricane Dorian is wreaking havoc on the Bahamas and heading toward the Southern U.S., we...

West Tisbury: Days are notably shorter

The days are notably shorter already. I notice that I have to turn the lights on in the kitchen when I come down in...

West Tisbury: It feels like a blur

The busiest week of the summer is past. Illumination Night, the fair, fireworks, plus the regular busyness of lectures, music, art exhibitions, work, guests,...