The next arrival was the very gifted artist Patrice Lynne Young. She's got several blogs, and I find each one a pleasure to visit.
Most recently I noticed washwords on the list. She's a wonderful, thoughtful writer and Friday is Haiku day on her blog! How cool is that? So I just wanted to give a shout out and a word of thanks to our new friends.
Just one more thing. There's one steady visitor from Northampton, MA. I don't know who it is, but if you're reading this, I'd just like to say I'm seriously jealous of you. If I could pick up my life, more or less intact, and move it, I'd so be living there. What a beautiful, friendly and very progressive town. Not to mention dog-friendly. When we were there this summer, shopkeepers were providing bowls of water for dogs who had come out to help their owners with their shopping. And, there's an Italian restaurant there that makes an artichoke ravioli with a basil tomato cream sauce that can take you to a higher plane of existance.