Web diary: 'One Author's Life'


My Salad Days: Confessions of a Lousy Waitress

May 21, 2014

All the kids coming home from college and starting summer jobs have brought back memories of the summer I managed to get what was considered a plum job: I was hired to be a “salad girl” (a type of waitressing job) at a famous, Colonial-era, New England inn.

As one might expect, the job (more…)

All God's Creatures, Great and Small (and Sometimes Annoying, Too!)

May 8, 2014

When we first heard the sounds back in January, the noise seemed to be coming from outside the house, under the deck. They were thrashing noises, like a sizeable critter was trying to make itself comfortable on a cold winter’s night.

My husband investigated and was confident that “it” or “they” could not (more…)