Category Archives: Yard Work

Chipman, NB

  The matter of the concrete pavers in the back yard was starting to look dire. I offered them to the world in the last blog, but the world responded with indifference. A listing on Craigslist produced Joe from Vermont, who … Continue reading

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Packing Heat

This August, The New Yorker published a cartoon of “Canadian Lemmings” gathered at the edge of a cliff, each politely deferring to the others with “After you.” I suppose there are two possible readings. One is that the politeness is a mask; … Continue reading

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“There’s never treasure,” said Patricia Fournel, as she rubbed the dirt from her hands and surveyed the cratered ruin of the back yard. Patricia F. (as I’ll call her, to distinguish her from my Patricia) and her husband, Eduardo Vollrath, … Continue reading

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