Category Archives: New England

Boston Corner, New York

In June 2022 I traveled north by train to Dover Plains. It was my first trip out of New York since my Yulemas liver transplant. Almost everyone of the train was old. I was old too. Michael picked me up at the station. He lived on the eastern slope of the Taconic Mountains. We had […]

December 13, 1978 – East Village – Journal

My first childhood on Falmouth Foresides And then the South Shore of Boston. In 1976 I left for good. New York bound, Two years now Yet I miss New England The White Mountains The Maine Coast Old Orchard Beach, Portland’s Eastern Promenade The view on Mount Washington far to the west The two old schooners […]

An Old Man’s Crime

Last summer My friend drove to Great Barrington. I told Michael to pull over into a derelict county fair grounds. Rusty no trespassing signs On sagging chain link fences. I shushed his fears of an arrest. “You are not involved.” His dog wanted to join me. I shook my head. “Sorry, girl.” A leap Over […]


Vermont Wintah 1973 A blizzard buried Montreal The temp was arctic. Minus zero. I was staying with two New Zealanders Across the street From the Winston Churchill Pub Only forty feet Going out for beer was a gamble. Life, death or frozen limbs. The snow was chest high. More storms on the way A day […]

Redfish Awash Underfoot

The ACADIA BAY 2 trawls the Gulf of Maine Above the Cashes Bank A hundred miles east of Portsmouth. This time of year Close to winter The weather is tricky. Calm seas Then Deadly storms. Today okay. Sunny A slight swell from the deep Quentin slogs through the knee deep catch. Ninty-three minutes into his […]