Ring Out Wild Bells by Alfred Tennyson

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow; The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and…

The Return of the Heroes (In Honor of Veterans)

When late I sang sad was my voice, Sad were the shows around me with deafening noises of hatred and smoke of war; In the midst of the conflict, the heroes, I stood, Or pass’d with slow step through the wounded and dying.     But now I sing not war, Nor the measur’d march…

Sunday at Middlemay Farm

“Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his…

#WritersLife at Middlemay Farm

The last of my novels are awaiting their final editing (more about how great KEVIN BRENNAN of INDIE-SCRIBABLE EDITORIAL SERVICES has been in a future post). Spring has arrived and just in time. As my dogs can tell you, we were getting a little too used to slacking in bed. Yes, this is our new…

Girls’ Day Out 1905

Watch this entertaining film following a day in the life of 1905 boarding school girls at CONEY ISLAND…

The Garden

“Nature has undoubtedly mastered the art of winter gardening and even the most experienced gardener can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them.”  Vincent A. Simeone