Inheriting the Earth Comes at Certain Price
Brad Woodger

I read somewhere (maybe In Style Magazine) that the meek shall inherit the earth. I don’t recall if this statement was intended as a proclamation or as a suggestion, but I do know that the meek may want to consider the tax implications of such an inheritance before they blindly accept this gift. At the very least, they’d need to sell off most of Europe and Asia to pay the federal government (I’m pretty sure the land bank would want a piece of the action, so maybe Canada should be liquidated too).

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Two Seasons Converge, One Less Traveled
Brad Woodger

Night falls on Chappy. With it, falls rain. A mother and child run over the grate of the ferry landing, hopping puddles to the parking lot, where their car beeps a welcome unlocking. A captain waves goodbye and hopes for more CNN and less SUV. Mostly though, we are indoors now. We are stirring sauces. We are cleaning lint filters. We are watching the flames behind wood stove doors. We are working. We are playing. We are resting. We are, as we will be more and more, inside.

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

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Kim lost her sash Friday night somewhere between the Chappy Ferry and Alchemy. Okay people, settle down! We’ll never find her sash if we panic! Let’s all take a deep breath. There. Okay, the sash is a deep gray satin, and comes to the name “Sashy.” If found, please call the number at the top of the column.

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

I’m hoping that fruit flies aren’t a harbinger of the apocalypse or we’re in a heap of trouble out here on North Neck. Over the past week, if one wanted to enjoy a glass of wine, then one must be content to share their vino with our ubiquitous friends. I don’t drink much, but the fruit flies are hampering my enjoyment of my pomegranate juice. Can’t turn my back on the buggers.

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

The world keeps turning, with only small breaks to pause to reflect upon the beauty of its Chappy.

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibw sgolf@aol.com)

I’m still writing the column as you can see.

So two quotes come to mind as I begin this week’s column. The first comes from Kevin Spacey in the movie The Usual Suspects: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” The second comes from my Grammy: “Women are tricky.”

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

Lady Gaga called me on Tuesday, wanting to know when Annie Heywood would next be hosting the potluck. I unfortunately was not certain of the exact date, but I did put her in touch with Annie directly.

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

I’ve noticed the little black birds with the white bellies flying overhead (as opposed to underhand) in droves lately. Seems like they’re flying north, though. Turn around little buddies — it’s even colder up there! Or maybe you know something I don’t.

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