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    “In late summer, when sprays of purple loosestrife, goldenrod, and ripening cranberries burst into color along the old road cutting through the Great Marsh of West Barnstable on Cape Cod, the air vibrated with the drumbeat of cicadas, the caws of seagulls and geese.”― Nancy Rubin Stuart, The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy […]
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    “Quinnipeague in August was a lush green place where inchworms dangled from trees whose leaves were so full that the eaten parts were barely missed. Mornings meant ‘thick o’ fog’ that caught on rooftops and dripped, blurring weathered gray shingles while barely muting the deep pink of rosa rugosa or the hydrangea’s blue. Wood smoke […]
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    “But they had found the Tansy Patch a charming place and were glad to go again. For the rest of the vacation there was hardly a day when they did not go up to it– preferably in the long, smoky, delicious August evenings when the white moths sailed over the tansy plantation and the golden […]
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    Why did the reader give up on Pride and Prejudice? The characters were too Austentatious. (oh, dear…) What makes Civil Disobedience such a great work? Thoreau editing. (of course…) Why did Shakespeare only write in pen? He couldn’t decide which type of pencil to use—a 2B or not 2B. (…and, I’ll see myself out. ) […]
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    August 15th is the widely celebrated Christian Feast of the Assumption, the day that marks the Virgin Mary’s bodily ascent to heaven after her death. Worldwide, Assumption celebrations include festivals, street processions, fireworks, and other colorful pageantry. There is a tradition of blessing the summer harvest and even special “Assumption” recipes that are incorporated into […]

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