Essays

Raindrops

“Raindrops Keep Falling On Our Heads,” is still a popular tune here in Carpenter Country. Mother Nature, no doubt tired of endless gloom-and-doom tales about the drought that persisted last year, has changed course. She’s now deluging us daily with torrential downpours. The rain is accompanied by whipping winds and much thunder and lightning. That leads the doom-and-gloomers to complain about power outages, floods, river…

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Essays

Forgetfulness

According to the Second College Edition of The American Heritage Dictionary, forgetfulness implies a faulty memory or a tendency not to remember. Less often it’s used as the equivalent of unmindful which means failure in a specific instance to keep in mind what should be remembered through deliberate oversight, heedlessness or inattentiveness. Here in Carpenter Country we’re sometimes forgetful. Though we try not to be…

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Finding Tranquility

Where’s your tranquility? Do you have a private place to relax, a special sanctuary that shuts out the bustle of a busy world? Maybe you retreat to a quiet brook, a shady glen, or a stone bench in a manicured park. Maybe you prefer to lounge on the couch with a glass of wine. In Carpenter Country, tranquility rests in a garden, surrounded by…

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