the story of Roland Park

A partial story of the founding and settlement of Roland Park, NH, a village in Ossipee. The men who came up (not all of them from Malden, in fact)  to look at the land and then buy it were my great-great-grandfather, Charles Shreve Grover, and his brothers and cousins. Many of the current owners of […]

plink plank plunk

So supposedly I need to learn to do a proper plank in order to strengthen my core. It isn’t getting any younger, as my kid likes to remind me. “Squish squish,” she says, almost meditatively. “HEY!” I yell. “I grew a PERSON in there! When I was FORTY! Who happened to plop her freeloading way […]


I seem to have at least five notebooks going at once: my Fauxdori Traveler’s Notebook (has my calendar and bullet journal and lives in my handbag), my home journal (currently a 8 1/2 x 11 black softcover Clairefontaine notebook),  my writing journal (a red Apica notebook), a blue-green hardcover Eccolo notebook (I was throwing it […]