December 28th, 2009

Jack London: The People of the Abyss

The People of the Abyss is another non-fiction piece by Jack London that I enjoyed so much, I decided to post it in the Vine Maple Studio.

Winter sunshine

Jack London was fascinating and more influential than most people realize. I am not a Jack London fan by choice. In the seventies, I went […]

December 26th, 2009

Telescopic Adventure

The sky was clear with only a few clouds, but an icy ground fog rose to form a haze. Not a good night for viewing. Only a few stars twinkled in the black sky, but those few were enough to try out a Christmas telescope.

Twin astronomers, 2009

Instead of packing the telescope out […]

December 25th, 2009

Christmas 2009

Rebecca’s father died last week, and that has added a bitter sweet note to Christmas, but our grandsons, the twins. are seven this year and Christmas, and I can’t imagine a better age for appreciating Christmas. It is still early; no presents have been unwrapped; and we are busy preparing for the arrival of relatives […]