Welcome Spring

We welcome spring. The lawn is already greening. Daffodils and other bulb plants are up. I am so ready for spring. I feel I’ve earned it. I feel I’ve done all that I can do with winter and now it [...]

A Solar Eclipse for Everybody

On the afternoon of August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse and it will be watched by tens of millions across the United States. Many will see it in all of its glory while standing on a [...]

Sailing inland salt ponds

I learned to sail on Martha’s Vineyard in Edgartown’s two great waterways: the outer harbor and Katama Bay. At the height and hustle of summer, this is my place of refuge. Sailing is [...]

Weather Forecasting

You can’t help but pay attention to the weather in the last week. I have friends sailing Vineyard waters. They are visiting different islands which include Block Island and Cuttyhunk and [...]

Popcorn Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms are coloring the start of our summer. We can not remember a year when there have been more of them. Usually storms move across New England lose their strength or dissipate [...]