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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Essays

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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