Catalog 214 – Back to School & See You in September

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well – winters walk & summers run – this one no exception – august seems to fill & evaporate as the end of summer looms – furnace still off, dehumidifiers on – 4 cords of wood stacked for winter – weather platter continues – too hot, too dry, too wet, just right – garden is producing – been picking green & wax beans & cucumbers down the street – amethyst brook plot yielded mesclun mix, snow peas & beets, collards, arugula, zucchini, good crop of onions, basil – some pesto already frozen – corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, yellow squash, escarole coming on – pole bean plants heading skywards – winter squash plants covering the ground –should be set for food – rented a van & headed to Philadelphia late june – loaded zach’s belongings from his room in manayunk – checked out the mutter museum & had early dinner & headed back – zach came up for a few days – helped stack the wood – helped tune his bike – he headed back for 4-week orthopedic surgery rotation at Hahnemann hospital then to pittsburg for another at Allegheny – there now & loving it – turned 58 early august – dinner with edie at 111 in Greenwich – montague center old home days & papermania coincide this year – but both shrinking over time & old home days will be singular, not plural this year – no events on Friday nite – which used to be the entertainment for my annual neighborhood porch party – i’ll be in Hartford – goodbye porch party – hello papermania – mariab will meet in Shelburne falls in September & sponsor pioneer valley book & paper fair in Northampton on Sunday October 16 – when not cataloging or weeding get on my bike or in the pool or just jog over taylor hill – another basic mixed bag here – recent acquisitions from here & there & the end is not in sight . . .

at your service –

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