Author Archives: hermitsdoor

About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.

Farm Life: Fog in August, Winter Forecast for 2019-20

August 2019 had come and gone.  Time to give your the annual Fog in August report, and correlate this with the Hagers-Town Town and Contry Almanack forecast for Winter 2019-20. But first, let’s review how last Winter (2018-19) played out. … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Twigs in my Hair, A Gardening Memoir, by Cynthia Reyes

A common Post-Enlightenment concept is that occupations have an art and science to them.  As a therapist, sometimes I approach an intervention from the science side, using the concept of evidence-based practice to guide the rehabilitation process.  Biological, neurological, or … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Buying a computer with 19 cup holders…

Living in the mountains, you need a fowl-weather vehicle.  Winter is coming (even though it may still be 80F) and we need to be ready.  The gardens are still giving harvest, and some sections are ready to clean up.  Wood … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Library Lost, by Laurie Graves

Laurie Graves’ second novel in The Great Library series, Library Lost, came out in time for a copy to be under our Christmas tree, seven months ago.  I have had it in my reading queue, but various events, including packing … Continue reading

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Poem: The Beached Tree

There was a tree That stood upon the shore Defiant against the waves Of winter storm And summer gale. For years, I walked Below high-tide, Combing the rocks And shells For treasures. I would pass The tree, gray-green With salt-tinted … Continue reading

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Poem: Graduation

Mid-tide water laps the shore, A mild breeze casts light waves Upon the deep-blue across the bay. The sky, cloudless, crosses, Horizon to horizon, dropping behind Distant edges of islands’ green trees. Silhouetted against those Ribbons of land, white sails … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Interlude

In  an evening of theatre, traditionally, the play is divided into two sections, with a fifteen to twenty-minute intermission for the audience to get up, stretch, use the bathroom, get a snack or drink, and maybe even chat with one’s … Continue reading

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