Works in Progress

Raising Nora’s Flag

(Essay in progress, 2013) When we bought the farm in 1988, I had never lived in the country and had never owned a barn. We moved in on a bright autumn day and quite suddenly my view from the kitchen encompassed two silos and a gas pump, a...

Meeting Harriet

(Essay in progress, 2013) Those who read history are blessed or cursed with double vision. We see the present as normal people do, but we also glimpse, in ghostly overlay, the shades of the sepia past. Unscarred landscapes, settlements and villages, canoes and bateaux...