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The Reluctant Traveler’s Thought for the New Year

The only thought I have is this: I shall imagine life is not worth dying, if (and when) roses complain their beauties are in vain but though mankind persuades itself that every weed’s a rose, roses (you feel certain) will … Continue reading

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I Was Raised in a Barn: Winter Wonderland

Going back and forth from Greenwich Village to the Barn each week was guaranteed to create a sense of contrast: in New York certain amenities–heat, light, plumbing–were pretty much a given.  In Sheffield, nothing was a given.  When you’re turning … Continue reading

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Pressure

Well, we’re snowed in again as we enter the second week of this unexpected early freeze that has paralysed most of Northern Europe. Which got me thinking about weather, and winter on the smallholding, and … pressure. Pressure is often … Continue reading

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Feeding the Crows, by Jennifer Stevenson

This year the crows started coming around in larger numbers. I bang on the bowl seven times. By the time #7 rings out, I hear crows in the distance, and then they’re swooping in, waiting for me to get in the house so they can eat.
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