By Rail

At one time in New England history, to be on the map as a community meant being incorporated into the region's rail network. The iron rail coiled, twined, and netted the region, and from the New York border with Connecticut to Maine; we had modern ( for 1900) and replete public transportation.


I admit to visiting library and church book sales. Among the browsers, some look for romances, some for history, cookbooks, and how to do. Of course, I am interested in those rare finds that fit my maritime, carving, arts, and sci-fi interests.


I've never appreciated wallpaper. Growing up " to wallpaper over" something was to hide it.


Tide charts, the sun rising and setting. These are on my shop door.


I have been known to blunder my way through the English Language. Being English is my first language, I don't have the excuse for my solecisms that people who might be learning our language do.

Sounds Like

A part-time occupation of mine for years was teaching media and television production to students. The area of teaching the course that always provided the most significant issues was Copyright and usage rights for the music. With MP3 players, iPods, and streaming services, students could orchestrate an entire soundtrack to their lives.

Super Hero

My superhero costume just arrived. OK, it's a bit tight, but it displays all my muscles just fine. I asked for red, but mom got this color instead. So it will do for now. I want the red one with a blue cape by Halloween, though.


If you have read many of my earlier posts, you might have guessed that I not only engaged in louche lifestyles, I fully embraced them.

Wood Chip Chatter

A Place for Wood Carvers and Whittlers


Nationally Syndicated Editorial Cartoonist

Babsje Heron

Great Blue Herons: A study in patience and grace

Under the mask..

..all this.

Gargoyles and Grotesques

Don't Look Up! Something May Be Watching You...

Paul's Wonderful World of Color

The Color Photography of Paul Szlosek

The Renaissance Mathematicus

Just another weblog

Sammi Cox

Author Aspiring

Stephen Fielding Images

Views of the natural environment & climate change

Family Matters

I'm Victoria Stuart, a poet committed to love's transmission.



My Two Bits

My thoughts and ideas about life, cats, and whatever else I think about


Andy and I miss Dougy

....on pets and prisoners.....

food for the body; food for the soul

Louis N. Carreras, Woodcarver Fine Hand Carved Accessories

Handcarved Accessories For Modern Living

Piper's Adventures

Mississippi life culture lifestyles inspiration

Mister Bump

My "bump" was in 2016 when, aged 48, I suffered a stroke. This blog charts my recovery. (Header clipart licensed by

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