Tag: Squam Lake


Posted July 2nd, 2017

In the course of making some point or other, I asked the high-school age students in my summer workshop what their favorite books were. Any book, I said, it could even be a picture book you read with your parents. Not one of the eight mentioned a book. Finally, a lad allowed as how a…

Down to New England 4: Earth, Air and Water

Posted June 25th, 2014
Down to New England 4: Earth, Air and Water

It is the light, it is the air, the dark featheriness of pine and fir, and the distinct chill of a summer’s evening. Our camp on Squam Lake in New Hampshire, my realest “home” gave me this with each visit; and now so does Maine. Whether it was the strangeness of the room, the fatigue…

Natalee Holloway

Posted June 16th, 2010

One can only hope that the arrest of Joran van der Sloot means that Natalee Holloway’s family will be allowed the grace of burying whatever remains of her body. The events in Peru that marked the 5th anniversary of Natalee’s disappearance have consumed the media. The focus of my thoughts and conversations has been less…

The Fourths in Unison

Posted July 4th, 2009

In years long, long past, we often celebrated the Fourth of July at the family compound  in New Hampshire. Ma’s father’s family had been visiting Squam Lake since the 19th century; first they boarded at local farm houses and later rented a cottage at Rockywold-Deephaven. Eventually GreatGrandFather began to buy parcels of land on Mooney…