The Tiny White Box Receives a Huge Gift! (and I’m not sure I like it)

It’s just before three on a Saturday afternoon, and I’ve just arrived at the Tiny White Box in the Great North Woods after a nine-day trip to civilization, or Southern New Hampshire at least. Each time I’m gone for more than a few hours, I worry I’ll arrive home to find a window broken, snow … Continue reading The Tiny White Box Receives a Huge Gift! (and I’m not sure I like it)

Please Turn Off the Alarms:  Two Words are Just Two Words

In the two-word phrase of the immortal Phil Rizzuto, “Holy Cow!” About 90 minutes ago, I posted a column, a relatively short one consisting of a brief update and an old, undated journal entry.  In the update, I used two words that appear, based on emails and texts I’ve received since, to have caused great … Continue reading Please Turn Off the Alarms:  Two Words are Just Two Words

Prevent Ghost Infestation–Policies and Procedures

I don’t much like written policies and procedures. I’m no anarchist, but behavior should be based on a larger principle and focused on getting things done right for everyone involved rather than simply doing what’s been done before. What principles? Here are a few to choose from: “Don’t do stupid stuff.” “Don’t be mean.” “Treat … Continue reading Prevent Ghost Infestation–Policies and Procedures