I am usually an over packer. This weekend was not a particular exception. The problem was - I packed for a warm Mid Atlantic spring, and found myself in a cool, muddy, New England...almost-spring. And I was wearing strappy flat sandals. I hadn't been up to Middlebury, Vermont in 20 years (for once, not a … Continue reading The Land of Inns and Maple
Charles Bukowski once wrote a poem called Nirvana. I discovered it many years ago via Tom Waits reading it on his Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Saints album. I don't know what it is about this poem - but I've listened to Waits' recording over and over again, and like to pretend I've found some piece of it a … Continue reading Did you notice the magic?
It sounds counterintuitive to head to a town historically billed as “the nation’s summer capital” when it’s too cold to enjoy the surf, but Rehoboth Beach’s winter charm is undeniable. The town is increasingly populated post-Labor Day; there is more than enough to see, do, and eat to make an off-season extended weekend of it. … Continue reading Rehoboth Beach’s Best Kept Secret: The Off-Season