Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sunflowers

Arrived 30 minutes before Morning Glory Farm opened their doors in hope of buying one of their prized blueberry crumb pies. Enjoyed the time watching swarms of honeybees on the morning's fresh-cut sunflowers.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Waterfront or Water View

Alex Gregory ~ The New Yorker
No doubt some real estate speculators are divesting expensive waterfront properties, but are they doubling down on water view parcels . . . next to be waterfront?

According to the Vineyard Conservation Society:
"On the shoreline, the warming of the ocean caused by emissions trapping heat in the atmosphere will cause the water to expand, the resulting rise is base sea level will cause coastal erosion and inundation of wetlands."

Monday, August 1, 2016

Martha's Vineyard Signs

Up Island Automotive ~ West Tisbury
Menemsha Fish Market ~ Menemsha

Pohogonot Farm ~ Edgartown
On Time II ~ Chappaquiddick
Holmes Hole ~ Vineyard Haven

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Laughing When You Know You Shouldn't


Reading the writings of David Sedaris is a guilty pleasure. Hearing him read his stories the other night at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown was even trickier because I laughed out loud in a crowd when I knew I shouldn't have.

Sedaris read two short stories, including one I read some years ago in The New Yorker about his late sister Tiffany. I now recall sending that story to my siblings because it spoke so humorously yet honestly about losing a sibling to addiction and mental illness, a sad and tragic outcome my family experienced as well.

He finished the night by reading a few dozen wicked diary entries. I'm paraphrasing from memory here, but one of them went something like this:
"After a reading and during the Q&A, a young man asked me about being a gay man. He said he was a gay Muslim living in Texas and asked for my advice.
"I said, 'Accept Jesus Christ as your savior.' "

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Political Conventions

I watched Leslie Stahl's Trump - Pence interview last night on 60 Minutes.

Today I read a New Yorker article about what the ghostwriter of The Art of the Deal really thinks about Trump: Donald Trump's Ghostwriter Tells All.

Trump or Clinton?

Lord help us.

The New Yorker ~ David Sipress