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adventures in concord

I spent Memorial Day puttering around Concord, Mass with some of my family members. We visited the Orchard House, where my historical best friend Louisa May Alcott wrote  205 more words


The Witch

A24 (2016) 93 min. R

Director: Robert Eggers

Screenplay: Robert Eggers

Cinematography: Jarin Blaschke; Editing: Louise Ford

Production Design: Craig Lathrop; Set Decoration: Mary Kirkland… 8,664 more words


The hoary periwigs of dandelions gone to seed | Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journal entry for May 23, 1851

May 23d.–I think the face of nature can never look more beautiful than now, with this so fresh and youthful green,–the trees not being fully in leaf, yet enough so to give airy shade to the woods.

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19th May - On This Day In History


1953 Victoria Wood (comedy actress)


1864 Nathaniel Hawthorne (author – The Scarlet Letter)

On This Day:

1536 Ann Boleyne (2nd wife of Henry VIII) is beheaded for treason… 14 more words

Quote of the day, May 19

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on happiness

“Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”


Home is Where the Sewing Machine Is...

“Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied.”  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne…

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