The Island

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Route To Solar

Route To Solar — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Yup, it’s a bright sunny morning on the island. Cold but lovely. And with the sun comes power! Which occasionally means responsibility falls to me to climb this ladder and clean off the solar panels or check connections. Because we all know that with great power comes…

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Up On The Roof

The first roof I helped roof was on my god-father, Ferdinand Vigneau’s camp. I was 3 or 4. Walking across the roof of Ferd’s camp, carrying nails to my father and waving at the very infrequent passers-by at the bottom of the Moss Glen Road, I felt so useful, capable and empowered. (yes, I know…

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Burning History

We’ve been working on cleaning up our house on the island and that means there has been a lot of stuff that needed to be disposed of. Our house, now named The Boathouse was the place where all the kids hung out back in the day when there were big parties here – the Annual…

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Not Alone

People often ask me if my father lives on this island alone. He doesn’t. There are 8 dogs, 2 chickens, some where between 3 and 30 rabbit, a pair of eagles, and a myriad of other birds and creatures in the woods. I ran into this little guy grabbing lunch as I was walking through…

Water’s High

After 5 days on the road, 2 train trips, 12 hours straight in a car and a little paddling, I’m home. Winds blowing, dogs howling, gin flowing home. Ready to sleep for a couple of days, eat a couple of fiddleheads and dig a couple of Jerusalem Artichockes.

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