Monthly Archives: December 2022

Auld Lang Syne

In keeping with a 10-year tradition, the folk song “Auld Lang Syne” is my final post of the current year on the Dispatches from a Northern Town blog. “Auld Lang Syne” was written in 1788 by Scots poet Robert Burns … Continue reading

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Cenozoic desire

“…there is no response to art so genuine as the desire, the often heart-rending pull, to be within the work.” – Jim Harrison, from his novella “Julip” In the distant background, where a low slope rises from the shallow pools … Continue reading

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Another slow walk toward Christmas

A thick fog settled over the North Country last night, and when temperatures dropped below freezing a half-inch of frost coated the woodlands and pastures. Three inches of soft snow began to fall at dawn, adding to the wild lands’ … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts for my grandchildren

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.   ― Peg Bracken (1918-2007), American humor writer It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. Maybe Christmas doesn’t … Continue reading

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A slow walk toward Christmas

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