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It’s a Wonderful Life — in Norwalk, Connecticut

Generous people are everywhere, even in places where you don’t seem to be looking for them.

I was recently reminded of this fact (several times over in fact) when my radiator hoses exploded on my way home from a book festival.

Who was Joe, and why should we care?

The view from Mt. Joe in Shelburne, New Hampshire

No one knows who Joe was. No one even knows if he lived in the Shelburne, New Hampshire area or came “from away”, the ubiquitous term New Englanders apply to anyone who wasn’t born and raised in their part of the world. What we do know is that by 1877 (and possibly as early as […]