Bambi Meets Cinderella
io9's "Power List"

My New Site:

I have been accumulating material on Westport, NY, where we bought a house last year, for a while. I hadn't decided what to do with it. Should I write a book about how exciting it is to buy a house in a nice place, and the wild adventures of restoration and gardening? Or poetry? Or what.

It finally came to me in the past week: I have launched a new site:, which will be a sister blog to this one. The left sidebar gives really extensive tourist information for Westport, NY.

I am using blogging software a little differently. The literary model for the site is the scrapbook: Since I have over 2,000 photos to work from, various blog posts from over here, plus other info I've been accumulating, I'm setting the posing date as the approximate date the photo was taken, or the news story appeared, etc. Transplanted blogposts from appear there at on the date they appeared here.

I have a lot more material to add. (My mom pointed out I haven't put up anything about Champ, the monster of Lake Champlain yet!) So the site will grow both forwards and backwards in time.

My intention is that after you have had the full rich experience, you will want to go there and join my Utopia. My utopia involves looking at the sun rise over the lake while washing dishes and getting pretty good pasteries for breakfast, fresh from next door, and being able to find pleasant conversation on my front porch between the hours of 6 AM and 10 PM.

So go have a look. Make lots of links to it! Visit frequently!