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The View from Mary's Farm

A Message from Edie Clark 3/8/10

March 8, 2010

Hello, friends,
This is to let you know that there is a new Mary's Farm posted on the Mary's Farm section of my website and, as well, a new Weekly Post under the Blog section. As you learned from me last time, I'm playing around with ways to alert you that I have new posts on my website. I hate to annoy you with unnecessary e-mails if I can help it. But I like to let you know when things are new. Some of you were unable to open the link I sent last time. So I've settled on this: I will send you an alert every time I change the Mary's Farm entry on the website. As well, please know that I post new blogs on my site each week. To read them, just log on to www.edieclark.com. Perhaps you would like to save it as a favorite if that seems easier. Everyone should be able to open that link or google it. And hopefully enjoy what you find. If you want to unsubscribe, I'm told it is perfectly easy to do, right there on the website. Hope this finds you well and perhaps a happy recipient of this fine spring-like weather!
Thank you, as ever, for reading my work.
Edie

Selected Works

Articles
In 1992, the Bishop of Worcester condemned St. Joseph's Catholic Church and ordered it closed. The parishioners refused to leave, sleeping on cots and on the hard pews. For thirteen months this was their life. In July of 1993, they were removed by the police. In many ways this was the blossoming of their faith. Originally published in Yankee Magazine in November 1993.
Growing up, nothing I could do seemed to please my mother and nothing she said made sense to me. But when my mother, on the threshold of death, came to live with me, I found what seemed to have been lost forever. Originally published in Yankee Magazine, May 1995
(The follow-up article to Miracle at St. Joseph's.) The Bishop turned to them and said, "Your prayers have been answered, the hard hearts have softened." Originally published in Yankee Magazine, December 1996
A reflection on the power of cooking and friendship and the concept of family. Originally published in Yankee Magazine, November/December 2007
Memorial Day, Harrisville, New Hampshire 1995. Originally published in Yankee Magazine, May 1996
My Articles
Libraries occupy a special place in the heart of a town. Evening events at the library give a strong sense of community and make it seem like a great place to live. And in the wake of the online revolution small town libraries have found a way to not only survive but to be indispensable.
In December 2008 an epic ice storm left virtually the entire state of New Hampshire without power. The residual effects of that storm paralyzed the Monadnock Region almost through Christmas. A first person account.
In 1994, sixteen-year-old Billy Best was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease. After several treatments, he ran away to avoid chemotherapy. What happened after that may have been a miracle.
Roxanne Quimby once lived primitively in the Maine woods. Today she owns 90,000 acres of those woods, and her goal is to create a national park to preserve the landscape forever. So why do so many people wish she'd just go away?
Multi-million dollar border stations are rising along our line between US and Canada. What was once the "friendliest border" has become deadly serious.
Renowned short story writer, Andre Dubus, reflects on the accident that cost him his legs.
A trip to Poland discovers a beloved family friend
An elegy for the master of the short story.
Fall comes to The County
Thousands seek healing from this innocent, comatose child.
A complete listing of articles published since 1978
Fiction
An encounter with a sick fox brings a young woman to the heart of her grief