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Oak Bluffs: Our lives have changed

“Blossom of the almond trees, April’s gift to April’s bees. Birthday ornament of spring, Flora’s fairest daughterling.” So said Sir Edwin Arnold, English poet....

Oak Bluffs: How our expectations have changed

“March is the month of expectation, the things we do not know.” So said Emily Dickinson, American poet. How our expectations have changed since...

Oak Bluffs: the effectiveness of quarantines

So sorry not to have a column last week but I finally gave in and realized that I needed to take a break and...

Oak Bluffs: Spring is in the air

As my phone continually rings, with the caller ID reading “unknown caller,” I have to patiently wait until it stops that sound, as I...

Oak Bluffs: Don’t forget to vote

“If there is spring in winter and winter in spring, the year won’t be good for anything.” So says my favorite “Old Farmer’s Almanac.”...

Oak Bluffs: Amazing grace

The red skies of morning are beautiful to see, but also bring warnings of storms approaching. Those signs have seemed to prove pretty accurate,...

Oak Bluffs: Oh deer

One of the happy sights in these dreary days is the frequent sighting, in our neighborhood, of deer wandering through the backyards or streets....

Oak Bluffs: Blossoms on the forsythia

Once more, this off-again, on-again cold and warmth have me changing my wardrobe plans every day, sometimes even more than once a day. I...

Oak Bluffs: Such a February face

“Why what’s the matter, that you have such a February face, so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?” From William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado...

Oak Bluffs: The silence of late January

A few samples of snowstorms and cold temperature, and yes, January has definitely arrived. Now when I watch the bird feeder, I not only...

Oak Bluffs: Perhaps we can do better

We are told that we will be receiving hard winter weather starting next week, and have we not been fortunate with the warming cycle...

Oak Bluffs: Welcome 2020

Welcome 2020 with good intentions and kind thoughts. As at other times, the start of a new year always brought hopes of peace for...

Oak Bluffs

Jan. 2, 2020 and here you are reading this column, the first one for the year 2020, which I am writing on Thursday, Dec....

Oak Bluffs: A box of decorations

This is a first for many of us, as our columns for Dec. 26 must be in by 9 am today, Dec. 18, the...

Oak Bluffs: Oriental Martha’s Vineyard Lodge supper

Monday once more brings predictions of snow turning to rain turning to icy travels, as it has frequently these past few weeks. That raises...

Oak Bluffs: Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard

Amid all the rain and predictions of falling temperatures bringing snow and ice, we truly do not know what to expect from day to...

Oak Bluffs: Scallop season, holiday season, hunting season

Scallop season, holiday season, and, my least favorite, hunting season have all started with this winter season. Many in my family are avid hunters,...

Oak Bluffs: This rainy Sunday is a perfect day

This rainy Sunday is a perfect day. Yes, a perfect day for reading and resting. I recently read Catherine Ryan Hyde’s book, “Have You...

Oak Bluffs: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone

Here we are, once again, a week away from Thanksgiving. The weather has been pushing us to accept that outdoor showers and quick ocean...

Oak Bluffs: Before the freeze

I hope everyone had time to enjoy the warm weather we have been blessed with over the weekend, because now we are promised a...