When it rained and the sun was shining, my mother would look up at the sky and say, “The devil is beating his wife.” She wasn’t entirely serious, but even as a kid, I could hear the faintest bat squeak of belief in her voice. Her mother told her that, and doubtless her mother’s mother had told her, and somewhere down along the line, someone actually believed that old wives’ tale. Recently, my friend Howard told me his grandmother told him if he stuck a pin in the ground, he would actually be able to hear the unholy domestic violence! Read More …
Avalon Theatre Restores Past Glory to Preserve Future by Dick Cooper
Red Letter Days for Fall Bird Migration by Michael Valliant
Seeing Stars by Roger Vaughan
The majority of Oxford’s population is retired, and the town supports four restaurants, two real estate offices, the Oxford Market, a car repair shop (no gasoline), a volunteer fire company, a four-man police force, a popular handmade ice cream destination, five boatyards, a community center, and the Tred Avon Yacht Club (TAYC), which adjoins the ferry landing. Not much disturbs the quiet routine of this town. That will change on October 5, the day the TAYC will begin hosting what is probably the largest and most prestigious one-design sailing regatta outside the Olympic Games: the International Star Class World Championships. Read More…
More Addenda & Errata by Gary D. Crawford
The articles I scribble here each month sometimes result in commentary. Feedback is always welcome (well, usually) because writing for a magazine is quite different from public speaking. There, one may gaze out and see one’s audience ~ people rolling in the aisles, listening in rapt enjoyment, stamping out of the hall in disgust, rummaging for something to toss up at the podium or simply dozing off. (These last is especially disheartening, for sometimes they awake with a snort and mutter, loud enough to be heard at the stage, “My God, Evelyn, is he still talking?”) Read More…
Ferry Fun and Cape May Caper by Bonna L. Nelson
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