Drinking Writer Man and Mt. Washington

is a long story. But today I was reminded of it as the news stated that the temperature on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire was 47 degrees below zero. The wind-chill adjusted temperature was 108 degrees below zero. This is thought to be a record for the lower forty-eight. Okay. I recently bloggedabout my time … Continue reading Drinking Writer Man and Mt. Washington

The Magpie Cafe Closes

because I couldn't enforce "the right to refuse service". Let me explain. This summer (2022) a banded pigeon took shelter and refuge in the cafe I had created for the local Magpie population. Okay, I thought. After all, I'm an open-minded free spirit who believes in compassion, etc. and so on. Freedom is perhaps my … Continue reading The Magpie Cafe Closes

The River Why Revisited

The River Why¬†(1983) is a novel by David James Duncan (1952) that I've reread now because the movie version (2010) casts Amber Heard in the female role. The movie is very good, the novel stellar. The novel is now historical fiction. It accurately and brilliantly depicts what it was like to be a certain type … Continue reading The River Why Revisited

Memorial Day Down By The River

This Memorial Day weekend found me experiencing time travel. In mid-March my long-time friend passed away. His daughter and son decided to have a service for him and his long-time partner on that national day of remembrance. Fitting. The "returning" celebration was held on the land they had lived on for decades. It is land … Continue reading Memorial Day Down By The River