Month: December 2019

Lifestyle | Music | Travel

A Decade Of Music

The last ten years have flown by (as decades tend to do), and looking back on the music that made the biggest impact on me from 2010 to 2019 is certainly challenging.  If there was a theme to the last decade for me, it was travel to faraway places.  And  when you travel you need…

seasons | Walking

The Sound of Sleet

Dark and quiet street, with sleet falling lightly, providing a soundtrack for only me. This isn’t dent your car sleet, rather it’s the granular bits of ice that tickle your nose as they bounce off it kind. The granules gently ricochet off every surface until finding a resting place. The sleet makes different sounds based…

Birds | Lifestyle

Defer or Dance?

“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” – Seneca The other night I was walking alone on the street.  Except I wasn’t alone at all.  Two great horned owls were calling out to each other high in the pine trees, moving silently in a dance of their own around…

Culture | Music

Season’s Greetings

“And so this is Christmas And what have we done Another year over A new one just begun” – John Lennon, Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Lennon always breaks through the crush of Christmas songs this time of year, challenging and reminding me that yes, another year is indeed over and what have you done?…

America | Culture | Environmentalism

A Changing New Hampshire

It’s the morning of Christmas Eve, and the creatures are stirring. This morning I watched the horses run free on the snowy fields beyond the woods. Closing the trunk of my car, I spooked a dozen deer I hadn’t seen between those horses and me. We don’t always see what’s right in front of us….