Thursday, January 27, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
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
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
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.