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A Close Call

In this chapter, Kimball (originally Tommy) and Jimmy are a few years older. Kimball's father has passed on, and with the Chestnut trees mostly dead, the boys are under pressure...
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Hull Go! Take Two

Below is a new draft of a piece I posted way back in June. I received some good feedbakc from readers, some of which I heeded, some I ignored and...
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The Sore-eye Bird

A while back I posted a chapter from the book I am working on and received some great feedback--some of which I am still wrestling with. Here is another chapter...
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A Downy Visitor

Pileated, red-bellied, and yellow-bellied woodpeckers all come regularly for the suet, but the little downies are nearly omnipresent at the feeding station. Male and female sometimes come together, other times...
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One of Her and Eleven of Us

As happy as I was to have hiking guides and transportation for my last day on the island, I was a bit disappointed to see a dog in the car...
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Birding by Ear in Anchorage

I am downstairs, sitting in the rocking chair next to the hearth where the wood stove used to be. It is early morning. I am thinking about the next three...
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Jeremiah

These lyrics came to me one evening while driving the roads on Kodiak Island and I thought maybe a few folks might appreciate them. Feel free to comment--especially if you...
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October Treasures

On any given day there are many reasons to walk the farm—discoveries to be made, wildlife to encounter. This time of year, I like to see what is blooming, hear...
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Hull Go!

Over the next few weeks, I plan on posting some works in progress from my Chestnut Ridge story. The story is one that has taken a very different shape from...
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