Summer Reading Edition
I was moved by your lovely story of the great tree on your property. We had a 100 year old, 50 ft high Black Walnut on property we once owned. It became so infected by a large colony of Carpenter ants that it had to come down. We had the wood milled and turned into a dining table, smaller end tables, a coffee table and several shelves. We swapped the unused stock with a woodworker who made the furniture pieces in exchange for the unused stock. We shared the tables with our 2 adult children who may still bear the emotional scars of being struck on the head by the golf ball sized walnuts that rained down on our yard every other year.
If you have not already read this excellent tree themed novel, I highly recommend The Overstory by Richard Powers . Thanks for your words
Lately (and I mean the last four or five years), I prefer reading novels. I find that with non fiction, I tend to get bored and not finish the book. I’ve only done that once with novels. Currently halfway through James Baldwin’s Go Tell It On the Mountain. I have the Gage book but haven’t given it due attention.
Oh for the days when an editor like Jim Hoge could go from editing the Daily News to Foreign Affairs. The News (and Newsday!) we’re both better than the Times for a few years there (which was a pain, you had to buy three papers a day) but what a Golden Era! Thank you, Jim, rest in peace.
Dwyer Murphy's AN HONEST LIVING is good, but his new one, THE STOLEN COAST, set in Wareham and just across the canal on Cape, is even better.