Root Cellar
The power is out (again)

I realized this column was due minutes before our power went out during last Tuesday’s evening storm of heavy rain and high winds. What else is new? I thought, already planning for the …

Barefoot

My mother liked to make rules. She liked to say, “No going barefoot until the date of June 8,” which happened to be her brother Quinten’s birthday. It didn’t mean much, …

Bird language

Standing in the field at dusk, we waited. Alert for the whir of wings or a dark shape spiraling into the sky. Listening to a bird’s language of twitters, chirps and a nasal buzzing sound like …