Imagine this: You’re nestled in the rolling hills, feeling small compared to Vermont’s iconic green mountains, enjoying two days of camping alongside family and friends. Did your mind take you back to cool, summer nights?
Gwenn Bogart has always had a love of animals, and her professional careers have long reflected that connection; from horsemanship to founding an international breast cancer support group called “Casting for Recovery,” that uses fly fishing for both mental and physical recovery.
Tavis Smiley, who hosts a commentary program on PBS, has written a book about the last year of Martin Luther King’s life. Death of a King will be published by Little Brown in September. Dr. King’s presence during the 1960s had glowed like a candle beckoning all Americans forward to a kinder, safer place. But, […]
I have been looking for fun reads and I can find them in the oddest places. But usually I find them by just by going to the shelves of the store and picking up one. And recently I have found three: Bats in the Band by Brian Lies; Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon and […]
I liked Nora Webster because of her contrariness. I liked her for the bad moods that she embraces without hesitation. I understood her impulse to stand behind a curtain and hope that the next person coming up the walk, pedaling sympathy like it was a magazine subscription, would think no one was home and just […]
Sam and I checked out the new David Smith exhibit at the New Clark Art Museum last week. Check out that first link for many images from the rtemodeled museum .. the clark has been closed for about 2 years and just reopened on July 4th. Sam and I went to the Guggenheim Exhibit back in 2006, which […]
We sent a new ‘pop up’ television cabinet off to California last week. We’ve done a few of them over the years and we thought when we started out that it would be an exact copy, only slightly larger, of the piece below we made back in 2006 or so. As it turned out, while the […]
If the world of national politics can be said to occasionally resemble epic tragedy, then Gary Hart might be its Hamlet. Matt Bai, a former correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, has written a blow-by-blow account of Hart’s meteoric fall from grace, an event that not only ended one of the most promising public […]
Do not judge a book by the cover. You have all heard this. Maybe even said it. I know I have. And yet…I did just that. I was browsing books from Summer 2014 Kids’ Indie Next List (a list of Independent Booksellers recommendations. Comes in Adult flavors too. You can pick up a copy in […]
Jane Smiley writes, in an enthusiastic preface to her new novel, Some Luck, that it is the first volume in a trilogy that chronicles the century-spanning history of an American family. Each chapter advances the story by a single year, often focusing upon a different member of the rapidly expanding Langdon clan. Beginning in 1920, […]