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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,...

West Tisbury: The booths are going up

It’s always exciting to drive past the Ag Hall in August and watch preparations for the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair. The booths are going...

West Tisbury: I don’t know what to think anymore

It’s hard to think about what to write after the horrific shootings in El Paso and Dayton this past weekend, following a mass shooting...

West Tisbury: A drenching downpour

August 1. The sign for the Ag Fair is already up. The fire department crew has started getting the hamburger booth ready to put...

West Tisbury: The best potato salad ever

Wanting something cold for dinner tonight, Mike mentioned a pasta salad of some kind. It would be easy, one of those things you could...

‘Benton’s Martha’s Vineyard’

“When the old boys talked, you didn’t interrupt them … You listened …”This quote was attributed to Thomas Hart Benton as a description of...

West Tisbury: Midsummer at its best

I guess this is what one expects of summer weather, the hot, humid days and nights that seem never-ending. There was only one day...

West Tisbury: Dogwood days

The opening has finally been cut at Quansoo and into the Great Pond, so there is lovely beach to walk on with Nanuk in...

West Tisbury : Mike’s adventures

“My pruning is more long-term than yours.”For sheer understatement, the above comment by my husband shocked me. It did make me laugh, though. Long-time...