Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Kingdom of Vines

“`Our wines evolve slowly and nobly, carrying with them hopes for a prolonged life,’ explained one winegrower. `We know our land was here before we came and that it will be here long after we are gone. With our wine, … Continue reading

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Keri’s Gardens

Between Keri and Pierre, there is a lot of beauty in the world. Here are a few shots from the BHI and its post-Irene lawn improvement project. On an unrelated gardening note (which is really an unrelated book note because I … Continue reading

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Back in DC

Saturday morning unpacking, uploading photos (more soon), and going to the local farmers’ market. Tonight a belated birthday dinner at Restaurant Nora.

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Reading List

I am gearing up to leave for this year’s installment of the BHI Writer’s Retreat, and I couldn’t be more excited. I will travel slowly; I will stay a week; I will work on chapter three of the book I … Continue reading

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New Header: Book Arts

There [at the Boston Athenaeum], I not only turned up the three elegantly printed volumes on a remote shelf in a basement storeroom, but found them in remarkably pristine condition, with pages that had remained uncut, and presumably unread, after … Continue reading

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No, not Cephalopods. From this year’s Artomatic — if you’re in the DC area, it’s a must see before June 23. Recently finished Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and A.J. Jacobs’ The Year of Living Biblically. 

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