Jon Krakauer's piece for The New Yorker. Nonetheless, I'm sure Russell is involved, with four teams in the Himalayas right now and a close, 40-year relationship with the Sherpas in the Khumbu.
In other news, Hannah will be hosting a retreat for small business owners in a familiar location this Columbus Day.
Also at sea level, the Block Island house of a former Time Inc-er in on sale with seven acres for $10 million. And in Thomasville, Mo., a rock house and barn and 30 acres on the river are for sale for $225,000. One hopes it's a lot safer than West Plains!
You can now read (some of) the West Plains Daily Quill on your phone.
And speaking of Missouri, here are some companies that you should support if you're a good Christian (Loew's) and shun if you're on the devil's side (Apple).
Our own Madison is hailed as a champion in riflery!
Our own Milena Pastreich had feature film Below Dreams, for which she was director of Photography, screened at the Tribeca Film Festival.
An old friend of Elaine's from WBAI just died. Not mentioned in the obit was the longstanding rumor that he was the son of Malcom X.
Oh, and the guy who runs the dump came and got the dead deer for $35. Bargain.
But we had some nature-lovin' a few days ago with the fam, on an expedition to view the hosts (no shit) of golden daffodils at the Maze on Block Island. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for off-Islanders and a once-a-year experience for kama'ainas ("child of the island" in Hawaiian). Feel the aloha, with the halfs, exes, granddog and etc. We are family!
There Really is an Easter Bunny and On the Bunny Trail. I have never known who is doing it, and presumably the guard has changed over the years, but on this Easter morning there was an Easter surprise on our door knob (left). And for Camilla and Isaac, many more baskets and surprises too. It was almost as big as Christmas. SHOUT OUT TO THE BLOCK ISLAND EASTER BUNNY!
And here is the article dispelling some of the mystery in the Providence Journal.
her blog for recent work from Sicily, St. Croix and, of course, the Berkshires, and her website for more. The colors are especially nice in this interminable whiplash gray weather.
And speaking of art, my brother-in-law sent me a link to this painting, an homage to his house next door to me in the Block Island compound. We're all trying to monetize our art, and—damn—it ain't easy.
Spring is here and Rhode Island is locavore central!
Get your two minute spring cleaning of the mind!
Get ready for spring's outdoor topless pulp fiction read-ins!
And don't forget this spring's two eclipses, the first lunar eclipse tomorrow!
So now perhaps certain people won't bug me about it for another six months or so.
Duck and Bunny, a Snuggery. This is a seriously high end cupcake shop with sea salt caramel frostings and actress Emma Watson (of Harry Potter fame) sipping the occasional cuppa. (Well, "snuggery" says it all, really. Probably should be "sugary.") Sadly, Miss Cupcake, overwhelmed by the choices patiently explained by the dude with tatoos, refused to speak or discuss which cupcake she wanted. So we took half a dozen assorted. Fortunately the playground was en route home.
And around and around we go.