Monday, January 17, 2011

Afoot in Connecticut 31- Snow Tracks

Welcome to the second season of Afoot in Connecticut! We begin just a few yards from my new house in the winter forest. I hope the hiatus has left you breathless for more of these videos, and I hope you like the next 30 that will be coming out in 2011.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Civil War Roundtable

I had a great time presenting "The Dickermans of Hamden" to the Civil War Roundtable and Friends of the Hamden Library last night. I also spoke about the importance of telling local stories to connect people to not only the past, but each other.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Warm at Home

Like these beavers in the Adirondacks, I am cozzled up at home today. There's a wood fire roaring, a hot toddy on my lap, and writing to be done. Later, an aged apple brandy from Westford Hill Distillery awaits. I just wrote about the Chateys and their wonderful eau-de-vie this morning, in the course of writing the History of Connecticut Wine. Of course they are not making wine, but...well, you'll see.

Roast chicken for dinner, and a relaxing night in front of the fire. Don't let such days pass you by. Savor each moment, like an amazing apple brandy, and life will seem long and meaningful.