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Dickinsons Reach Community

Soon we will journey to Bill Coperthwaite’s former homestead in Machiasport, Maine, for a gathering of the Dickinsons Reach Community.  I’m not finding words to describe how I feel anticipating this, so I’ll share some words written and images taken when we gathered last year, and perhaps you will know…. ********************************* A Dickinsons Reach Community […]

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Weaving it together

A midwinter walk through the forest revealed a confused fat bullfrog, his defrosted winter abode inspiring a topside check for spring. We reached for lighter (or no) coats.  We ditched snow boots for rain boots that were quickly cast in coats of thick mud, squelching with every step.  No need for wool pants.  Friends reached […]

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The work of winter

I don’t believe I will ever get used to wind storms in a fabric yurt.  The sudden shaking of the walls that sends spice bottles flying.  The distinct sound of the path the wind travels, closer, hitting, and then whirling away.  Thinking it is over, only to have another round hit so unexpectedly that we […]

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“Building Beyond Coperthwaite”

I’ve known since August that my words, my pictures, would appear in this month’s Taproot issue, themed SHELTER.  I cried when I found out they wanted to use my essay.  The kind of crying that had Josh rubbing my back, wondering what terrible news I had just been given.  Not terrible, wonderful.  Albeit terrifying.   […]