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Friday, December 7, 2007


If you are a book lover, there is nothing more thrilling than holding a brightly wrapped gift book in your hands. You know by its feel that it couldn't be a tie or a fruit basket or a scarf, and the act of unwrapping it to see just what you've been given is part of the fun. And there it is — that book you've been meaning to buy and didn't! You admire ...more

Now and then, a bird turns up in an area, way outside its usual range and gives people an opportunity to see a species they would otherwise have to travel far to see or be content with pictures in books. Remember the sandhill cranes that made a brief stop at the Cranberry Bog in April 2005? A similar situation occurred this November when Jan Sacks and Marty ...more

Concord has a longstanding and well-deserved reputation as a cradle of letters in this country. Local schools offer courses titled, "The Concord Writers," and people come from all over the world to visit the carefully preserved homes of Concord's literary ghosts: Emerson, Hawthorne, the Alcotts, Thoreau. As we know, however, Concord's bookish reputation ...more

Decorating, wrapping, entertaining, cards

· Use pre-lit trees and other decorations outdoors and forget about stringing lights. ...more

Does anyone remember the days before wash and wear? How many people starch and iron shirts today? Let me tell you about it. This is how I was taught. ...more

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