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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.

Dept. of Alternative Facts: Liability

Liability (n): being responsible for something, especially regarding law and finances

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Sleeping While White

to sleep (v) a state of unconscious rest Prologue: When I read the local papers court reports, I notice a trend in the pattern of arrests of many suspects: the police/sheriff notice some small infraction (break light is out, 5 … Continue reading

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The Empty Skies of Covid19

In case you are wondering what airports and flights are like these days as we enter into Phase 1 and 2 of Opening the Economy, I made some observations on my flight from National Airport across the river from Washington, … Continue reading

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The Window

Who is the that manin the window,Who rolls upin a wheelchair,Care-giver behind? We stand outside;he inside.The pane between us;masks concealingOur smiles,our whimpers. But, we wave,gesture hugs,Blow kissesto that manIn the window. Can he see us,through hisReflection fromthe inside? Can he … Continue reading

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Farm Life: First Cut

Now, I do wish to be clear that while working extra shifts at the hospital, we have had some time off.  With physical distancing, we have been keeping ourselves busy with preparing the garden, and wrapping up some winter projects.  … Continue reading

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92 Days of March

Some years ago, during one of his Lake Wobegon monologues, Garrison Keihler described March as God’s way of letting dry folks know what a hang-over is like.  This year I think we had a bender, stopped cold-turkey, and went into … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Time

In the country, we do not measure time by seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years as some never-beginning and never-ending line.  No, but by cycles.  Dawn-day-dust-night.  Phases of the moon.  Season.  Planting-weeding-harvesting-preserving. Rut-gestation-birth-survival-growth-death.  With time, and practice, we develop routines … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Midsummer 90

Some updates for fans of the American Shakespeare Center.  They have extended the dates for the BlkFrsTV streaming of their 4 shows from the Renaissance Season (Much Ado About Nothing, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, and A King and … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: A King and No King

The final show now streaming on BlkFrsTV, from the American Shakespeare Center’s Renaissance Season, is A King and No King.  Not familiar?  Can’t recall which Folio that came from?  Well, it is not a play by Shakespeare.  So, why is the … Continue reading

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Theatre Review(s): Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 on BckFrsTV

The American Shakespeare Center has released the next two plays from their Renaissance Season for BlkFrsTV (streaming videos of the shows that would have otherwise be playing in the BlackFrairs Theatre in Staunton, VA): Henry IV, Part 1 & 2. … Continue reading

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