Edith’s Vivid Imagination

Edith Wharton had a vivid imagination. As a child, she loved to play a game she called “Making up” which involved  inventing  stories as, book in hand,  she walked around feverishly chanting as if in a trance. This caused her parents much consternation. When friends came to play, she asked her mother to entertain them … More Edith’s Vivid Imagination

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“The Pacas are Coming!” – National Alpaca Farm Days

Well, Talk Like a Pirate Day 2016 is over and we are getting back to some semblance of normalcy,  i.e. using a commonly understood  dialect and not AAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHTICULATING in the little-used (no mystery why), limited pirate vocabulary  that comes out every September 19th around this house. I tried to give myself a  break and recycle … More “The Pacas are Coming!” – National Alpaca Farm Days

Daylilies

  Charley and I spent the last few days in the Berkshires marketing my latest book, The Pacas Are Coming! ZuZu and the Crias and delivering more copies of  A Berkshire Tale to the vendors. The Berkshire Botanical Garden is one of those lovely places which carries my books and it is the setting in A Berkshire Tale for the … More Daylilies

The Other Cat

Having written A Berkshire Tale with a kitten, ZuZu,  as the main character (ZuZu is my own little  tabby I rescued from under a barn.), I’ve found whenever I write a post with a feline tag, cat lovers tune in. They are a loyal audience.  So, today I’m writing just for them. Often, people who know … More The Other Cat