Category Archives: Kate’s Posts

Chained to a Desk in Rural Virginia

Kate Flora: For the next two weeks, I have the pleasure of being a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. VCCA is a retreat for writers, visual artists, and composers set on a hilltop in lovely Amherst, Virginia, … Continue reading

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So You’re Doing a Library Event?

Kate Flora: A few years ago, we offered an updated version here in honor of National Library Week. Following on our post yesterday, with pictures of some of us at library events, those suggestions appears below. It’s a happy part of … Continue reading

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My Island Lives

Kate Flora: Hi, all. I am subbing in today for Lea Wait, so I apologize if you think you’ve already heard enough from me recently. As is often the case, when a post is due, I wander around wondering what … Continue reading

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Arguing with My Mother

Kate Flora: As regular readers of this blog know, my mother, A. Carman Clark, is dead–gone now for twelve years. But my mother was a writer, an editor, and a keen observer of country living and the natural world, and I … Continue reading

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Souping Up February

Kate Flora: February seems to be a bit of a muddle for me. I’m working on lots of little projects, nursing an endless cold, and gearing up for more serious writing in March. I’ve also been a bit muddled about … Continue reading

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Exploring India

Kate Flora: When I was a child, my mother, in an effort to show us that there was a world beyond our Maine farm and and a small town, got us involved in a program called the International Farm Youth Exchange. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Revolutions

Kate Flora: So far, weather-wise, the end of last year and the beginning of January has been absolutely miserable. Trees crash down. We go without phone, internet, or TV for five days. Then the power line needs to be replaced and … Continue reading

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