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Family Fun

I don’t usually talk about fun. Not that I don’t enjoy life; I do. Fun is such a vastly over-used word, much like awesome. Maybe that makes me a cynic; more likely, it reveals how boring I really am. 270 more words

A Day In Rural Life

A soggy week

It has been cold and rainy all week, but I think we might get a break. The forecast on my phone (which is the only reliable one, since our weather on TV is for Portland, not only an hour away but down in the valley) says that today, for once, there will be no rain and the next three days will be sunny. 859 more words


Guess what. We got some more snow.

Forecast is for 50˚ by the weekend, 60s next week, maybe even some 70s. Flooding, anyone? 184 more words

Rural Life

A Fine Collection That Will Leave You Touched

If you’re a fan of short stories, especially ones with a modern rural base, you’ll like this book.

Not that the characters in these stories are all farmers; in fact, few are. 218 more words


Of Forts and Frivolity

What is it, I wonder, about snow, especially a big snowstorm, that elicits playful, child-like behavior in so many of us? As long as we have a warm house to receive us when we’re done, freshly fallen snow is like a magic kingdom, even for adults, and even if, momentarily, we get our jeans and jackets soaking wet. 246 more words

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REVIEW: Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. 501 more words