From the monthly archives:

July 2010

Tweet By Joanne H. Shawcross I love old-fashioned hardware stores. Unfortunately, they are becoming rare, so you may never have shopped there. I was lucky enough to grow up when every town had one. Ours was named “Durfee’s,” in a building not so wide as it was deep and dark, zig-zagged with long shelves jammed […]

Tweet Overnight, a very strange dirt mound appeared in the planting bed next to the kitchen door. I noticed it immediately because the large pile of yellow sand clay granules contrasted well with my ebony bark mulch. Off to one side was a half-inch diameter hole, so I knew right away some creature had come […]


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