Trying to work with Gutenberg….

I’ve been fussing with this new wordpress theme, trying to figure things out. Most frustrating. I’m hoping this shows up on the Current Thinking page which holds all my posts…. !!!! Where is that damn printer, Gutenberg, when you need him? I know… I know… I should have more patience. But I’m a writer and the words, such as they are, just flow off my fingertips and my keyboard… besides, who’s reading this jumble of ideas, anyway? Years ago I had an audience…. but it’s been a while and they have drifted. Time to become clever and bring them back! Read More …

Labor Day Weekend

It’s been a great summer. Warm weather, two weddings, lots of gatherings, eating, drinking, — a steak or two… no lobster yet, though I’m planning on some fried clams before the weekend’s done… and lots of golf.  Lots of golf. Dropped my handicap 5 points which is a lot for me. Didn’t do a lot of swimming, not that my sister didn’t try to get me into the water. There’s something about getting wet that just doesn’t appeal. Sound strange? I suppose, but I figure if we were supposed to live in the water, we would have gills. And I Read More …

Is it time to shoot the tourists yet?

I don’t really mean it. Shooting tourists? Nevah. They are the life blood of the econonmy here on the Cape. But they are still a pain in the traveling neck. Already, before the summer is in full swing, I can tell the tourists are gathering. Every day I go to the market, the parking lot is a bit fuller, the streets more crowded and the prices are going up. They always go up when the tourists come. Part of the upswing I guess. Those of us who are natives (or almost natives) know the back roads to avoid a lot Read More …