At the Colony – Day 7

Day 7:  Today a group of us went to a Quaker meeting. I was a little nervous about going, since I’m an atheist and all that. Four of us ended up going to a meeting-house a few towns away. An older woman greeted us at the door. She asked us if this was our first time […]

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At The Colony – Day 5 and 6

Day 5: Read some of The Road, but took a day off from my novel. After dinner, instead of heading to the local bar on a Friday night, we decided to buy some wine at the local shop in town and bring it back to the house. Our conversation went from art and it’s relationship […]

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At the Colony – Day 4

Day 4:  I woke up late today, around 11Am. Skipped breakfast. Opted for a walk instead. I walked for 80 minutes down route 22. The trails were muddy or covered in snow still. I was famished after my walk. Hurray for leftovers. I made an avocado salad and ate it with leftover pork tenderloin and white […]

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At the Colony – Day 3

Day 3:  I spent most of the day by myself. Made an omelette and coffee, and ate my breakfast at the main house. Back in my studio, I continued to read McCarthy’s The Road. I listened to music and spaced out. I stared at the first six chapters of the novel. The pattern was circular. […]

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At the Colony – Days 1 and 2

Day 1: I arrived at 2Pm. Spent the rest of the afternoon getting settled. Ate dinner with the other residents. Home for the next four weeks is a converted barn. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor and four studios on the second floor. From 9pm until 1AM, I devised a work plan. […]

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