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Oak Bluffs: Gifts to support nonprofits

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And here is May, the month of sun, warmer weather, less rain, flowers starting to bloom, May baskets, and Mother’s Day wishes. “Richer than...

Oak Bluffs: Remember to continue

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Hip! Hip! Hurray! It’s the first Monday in May and after a few weeks' pause, what I will write next Monday will be in...

Oak Bluffs: Reflecting in a new light

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Again this week we are awakening to rainy, overcast mornings. But the weather forecasters usually predict that the rain will dry out and the...

Oak Bluffs: Thanks to our essential workers

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With the advent of a bit warmer weather, our days are now sandwiched between the bookends of rosy pink sunrises and fiery red sunsets....

Oak Bluffs: Keeping traditions

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Spring has arrived here in its usually rainy, cool breezes with sunny days peeking in amongst the clouds. Monday last brought us howling winds...

Oak Bluffs: Necessity is the mother of invention

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If April showers bring May flowers then our Island should be covered in blooms. Daffodils, crocus, and the always-faithful forsythia continue to smile at...

Oak Bluffs: Our lives have changed

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“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

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“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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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