Ensconced in Winter’s Serenity

Jackson XC offers a unique and traditional New England experience Kick. Glide. Kick. Glide. I had forgotten how cathartic the rhythm of cross-country skiing can be. My husband Jack and I had just left the Jackson Ski Touring Center’s lodge, eager for some exercise and...

A New Englander’s Winter Style Guide


LOOKING GOOD WHILE STAYING WARM When winter storms come rolling through, we tend to dig out the old, reliable coat and hat that have fended off face-numbing winds for more years than we can remember. They are tried and true, but perhaps a bit passé and pockmarked as...

Winter Calendar

Through December 24 Fall Art Exhibit Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden themillbrookgallery.com November 28 Granite State Ringers: Once Upon a Christmas Time Audi, 7:30pm www.concordcityauditorium.org November 29–December 2, 6–9, 13–16 Dickens’ A Christmas...

Find Peace with a Digital Detox

Find Peace with a Digital Detox

Getaway offers unplugged vacations a stone’s throw from home When it comes to determining how close to nature a place is, the dark has always been my barometer. Growing up on the side of a mountain in rural New Hampshire meant making peace with the dark. It was...

Safe Havens

Safe Havens

Several roads spiral outward from the village that Lydia calls home. Most days, she and Tom would choose one for their morning walk, but not today. Tom says he’s going to rake the leaves instead. It’s not much of a job in their small yard with only a few maples, but...

An Urge for Going

An Urge for Going

A song and the need to become the person one is meant to be There is a song that perfectly describes autumn without ever saying the word. Maybe you know it, “Urge for Going.” Written by Joni Mitchell and first recorded more than 50 years ago by Concord native Tom...

Angus Boezeman: A Life on the River

Angus Boezeman: A Life on the River

Reading a river and the graceful finesse of casting a fly Upon first meeting with Angus Boezeman, I told him, “I don’t know a thing about fly-fishing. My family is athletic, but only in sports involving balls: soccer, baseball, basketball, and mainly golf.” Angus...

Last Word – Fall 2018

Last Word – Fall 2018

Autumn is one of the most beautiful words in the English language. Like an appoggiatura in music—a dissonance that resolves into a consonance— the somewhat irregular au passes into the smooth mn sound in a most wistful way. It conveys its seasonal meaning, but also...

The Dog Days of . . . Fall?

The Dog Days of . . . Fall?

September Heat Wave Liquifies Students, Teacher Blink and summer vacation is over. The poor teachers like me who postpone work on our lesson plans and syllabi because, hey, we have the entire summer to get them done, always pay for that mistake when autumn suddenly...

Anxious & Overwhelmed? Take One STEP at a Time

Anxious & Overwhelmed? Take One STEP at a Time

One foot in front of the other. One step at a time. You walk this way, but do you live this way? In this world of constantly changing demands and deadlines, multitasking is likely your mode of operation. How could it not be when there are so many things competing for...