Summer again

It was about noontime.  The sun was out and it was more like summer than early fall. Almost eighty they said.  A young woman was sitting on the low Goshen stone wall in front of the ever-to-be vacant roundhouse building, eating a sandwich. Something her husband made for her, maybe. No lunch at Paul and … Continue reading Summer again

The mountain and the Molehill: Part one of my adventures in God’s country.

The last few days I have been spending some enjoyable time out in the Meadows section of Northampton. This is the area that the city voted to keep forever flat and unbuildable back in 2005. It’s where Angela Plassman, her husband and her mother live. It’s another world, fields in all directions flat and rich … Continue reading The mountain and the Molehill: Part one of my adventures in God’s country.

Paradise Lost

Amazing.Net Store, Autumn 2009 This romantic moniker for Northampton as “Paradise City” is a pernicious bit of false advertising, and we ought to try to stamp it out of our vocabulary. Okay, in 1851, the Swedish Nightingale, Jennie Lind, came to Northampton, stayed at the Round Hill Hotel, and took a walk by the pond. … Continue reading Paradise Lost