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WE SURVIVED THE SENIOR PROJECT! – March 2020

WE SURVIVED THE SENIOR PROJECT! - March 2020

   The Senior Project: a unique, dreaded and daunting challenge looms before all Andes students. In June of their junior year, Ms. Kathy Whittaker calls the rising seniors and their parents into her room: “What is your passion? Here is your chance to pursue it!

FIELD NOTES: MID-WINTER — March 2020

FIELD NOTES: MID-WINTER — March 2020

   On January 11th, a day of an unusually warm temperature (57 degrees) and with all snow now gone, it was too perfect not to take a short walk around and check the local trails. It was muddy in places, but this did not deter my friendly EDG (the emotionally disturbed grouse) of finding me and looking for a handout.

DRAGONFLY 55 TAKES WING! – March 2020

DRAGONFLY 55 TAKES WING! - March 2020

  When Robyn determined that she wanted a coffee bar with a boutique she dug into the details. The top-of-the-line Astoria (from Italy) espresso machine, and a Bunn grinder and drip maker assure that every cup has a fresh grind.

GARDEN THERAPY: DIVINE DESIGN – March 2020

GARDEN THERAPY: DIVINE DESIGN - March 2020

   There is a lot of overlap in the realms of the artist, architect, engineer, craftsman and designer.  My objective as a designer is to create an experience that is both utilitarian and pleasant (functional and beautiful).

BOOK REVIEW: Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney – March 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney - March 2020

   By the time he writes his seventh novel, McInerney has fulfilled his dream of becoming a presence on the New York literary scene, and, in Bright, Days, is still writing about it. But now that he lives it, the dream is not fulfilling

ANDES NOT DEAD – March 2020

   When I bought my house 42 years ago, my neighbor across the street, Ethel Edwards, gave me a box of newspapers and clippings that the former owners of my house, Jim and May Mable, had collected and saved.