Greetings, all. I am back from a much-needed vacation! Blue Hill was wonderful. I always feel close to Emilie Loring there. Nova Scotia inspired. Cape Cod made connections. And Boston reassured. This was where Emilie began and her biography took root. Every time I am here, I feel the necessity of telling her story. Now that … More Travails of Biography: The Brutal, Problematic and Necessary Job of Editing
In another week, I’ll leave for my family’s summer cottage, Twin Pines, on a lake in Wisconsin. I feel closer to Emilie Loring during summer vacation. She changed to navy blue shorts, with a top of gay India print, white sandals, and caught up the green and gold pennant. Give Me One Summer True, we … More Summer Guests? Have Them Draw a Pig
The lure of summer is timeless; the desire is universal. … More Summer Reading, Summer Possibilities
Greetings at the threshold of summer! The internet has been dodging raindrops here all morning–now afternoon–and I’ve lost this post several times already. But I have just finished two months of family caregiving, followed by a basement clean-out and the start of a remodeling project. I shall not be deterred by a bit of dodgy … More Happy Landings Newsletter
Under this year’s Christmas tree was an intriguing present: “To Patti from Emilie Loring.” That would be some trick! Of course, I knew it was from my husband, but what had he discovered? A hardback I don’t have yet? Something from a Boston or Blue Hill gift shop? Excitedly, I opened the gift bag… and … More A Present from Emilie Loring
A lot happens in this small place, year after year, and it keeps me coming back. … More One Week in Blue Hill, Maine
Glasses clinked, toasts were pronounced, and even a few hummingbirds took a sip to celebrate Emilie Loring’s 152nd birthday! Think about it: When Emilie was born, there were only 38 states, and Andrew Johnson was President. She lived from Reconstruction through World War I, Prohibition, the stock market crash and Great Depression, World War II, … More A Toast to Emilie Loring!