October 15, 2019

Archives for 2015

The Thing About Rejection Is …

• By John F. Chisholm • I don't handle rejection well. That's a shame. Writers, in particular, do best when completely inured to it. Why? Writing is the most personally injurious, hurtful, … [Read more...]

Peace on Earth

• By John F. Chisholm • I send more than one hundred Christmas cards. I'm a big believer in Peace on Earth. Wait! While I'm confessing, there's more. I have to admit that receiving a Christmas … [Read more...]

I Love You, Too

• By John F. Chisholm • People are important to me. I hope that they are to everyone but you never know. I mention it in retrospection and with complete honesty. It's curious as I age that the … [Read more...]

The Danger of ‘Wheel-wobble’

• By John F. Chisholm • The 'Steering' section of the service manual for my antique Land Rover refers euphemistically to a phenomenon it calls, "Wheel-wobble." Really. Until recently, I read that … [Read more...]

The Horror of Laundry

• By John F. Chisholm • I don't like thinking of myself as a procrastinator. There's so much to do on any farm that those who put off until tomorrow what could be done today soon discover … [Read more...]

In Review: Piece of Her Heart Only Part of the Story

• By John F. Chisholm • My wife and I went to see A Piece of her Heart at the Penobscot Theater this past Thursday night. The show wasn't so much a tribute to Janis Joplin (as it was billed) as it … [Read more...]

It’s the Perfect Day That’s Abnormal

• By John F. Chisholm • My daughter and I rototilled our garden yesterday. The swallows, just back from wintering, swooped about us, twittering. The sky behind them was a deep, cloudless blue. The … [Read more...]

Fruit Compote

I had a pear, two apples and some strawberries. They were still fresh but just past their peak. What to do? Make a compote. Sounds fancy, doesn't it? It couldn't be easier. Fruit, a little … [Read more...]

Philosophical Roving

• By John F. Chisholm • Last Tuesday my wife and I went out for dinner. It was a lovely spring evening. The leaves were just beginning their summer-long performance. The lilacs were budded but not … [Read more...]

May Days Seed Giveaway #6

Six days. Six giveaways. More than $50 in Fedco seeds. And this is it: Sunday, May 17, is the last collection of seeds we are giving away for your garden. You have 24 hours to enter this last … [Read more...]