Unlike a three-year-old, I realized that a good captain doesn't trust a green hand without verifying the work done and undone.


Nobody likes an unresolved mystery, and Spinney always held his cards close to his chest.


Find a warm berth in some shoreside cafe, get a mug of coffee, and watch the inevitable.

Annual Festival Of wood

I have found that neighbors seek to "borrow" wood when the power goes out, and their heat is non-existent, and that family cheerfully visit on snowy days, stuff themselves with goodies, and hog the fire. But, stack wood? Nope.