Found this periwinkle on our stroll over to our nearby library branch. And also a friendly tortoiseshell kitty.

Bounty in the NYTimes: this article on author Jim Harrison, who grew up in Michigan and used to hang out in the Grand Marais area. His writing is luminous and I find it difficult to forget his characters’ sometimes wrenching circumstances.

Is it any coincidence that our downstairs thermostat should go whacky this evening, just when the meteorologists are predicting low temps tonight that will rival our lowest so far this winter? Poor JCB is off at the hahd-wahr stoh getting a replacement, handyman that he is.

Today’s vocabulary:


resulting from external rather than genetic influences

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