Be Kind When Sparring With Yourself

I have noticed, when facing various situations that have multiple possible outcomes I tend to ruminate on the negative possibilities.

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When the Island Was a Hippie Haven

Dear Mom and Dad, things are going great and we have made some strides here on the Island. Here at my place we have completed a number of projects that would be the envy of my neighbors, if there were any.

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Still Finding Time for a Sailor's Gam

It doesn’t happen often, at least not away from a harbor, but there are times when chance favors a meeting between well-traveled sailors when they find themselves inland.

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The Mysterious Ways of the Multi-Crastinator

On many days if you were to visit my place, walking past the wood pile and various projects underway, you might think you are entering the realm of either a multi-tasker or a multi-crastinator.

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A Well Dressed Portal to the Past

As we move from summer to fall I’m reminded of how in the early spring I was contemplating transitions and change.

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From Grade School to Old Age, Affairs of the Heart Endure

Recently I discovered something that doesn't wane: romantic crushes.

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Finding Room in the Heart for Everyone

In some circles there’s talk. Some of it is disparaging and some of it is hopeful. Its an old Island conversation, about newcomers.

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Home Stretch, as Derby Enters Final Weekend

If you’ve been having a hard time getting a plumber, gardener, carpenter or even reaching a bank president lately, have no fear. The 76th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is almost over.

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The Path of Becoming Meets the Path of Letting Go

Autumn has arrived and summer has departed. It is the time of other arrivals and departures on the Island.

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Vineyard Bookshelf: Waterfront Poems, Vineyard Seasons

Here on the Island, for many living is an art form and here artists abound.

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