Monthly Archives: January 2016

…but a good Cigar is a Smoke

  For Maggie has written a letter to give me my choice between The wee little whimpering Love and the great god Nick o’ Teen. And I have been servant of Love for barely a twelvemonth clear But I have … Continue reading

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Rifle cleaning’s a bore

    Screw the bristle brush into the tip of the cleaning rod, soak it in powder solvent, and go to work like a dissident communist Chinese official ordered by the Red Guard to scrub the entryway to the Zhongnanhai … Continue reading

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Canine cabin fever

In the two weeks of sub-zero weather that followed the descent of an Arctic front upon the North Country in January, the wild antics of my French spaniels Abbey and Sasha have destroyed my cherished belief in the legendary canine-human … Continue reading

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Below zero

Winter in the North Country can be bitterly cold, but it is also a season of great beauty, a source of aesthetic nourishment for the mind and soul. Below zero Winter in the North Country is a season of wonder … Continue reading

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Coot Stews

Obscurity and a competence — that is the life that is best worth living.      – Mark Twain (1835-1910), American writer and humorist Coot Stews Mark Twain would admire the “competent and obscure” life I have achieved. A one-trick … Continue reading

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