Frugal Chariot

Eunice J. Panetta
Your weekly guide to exceptional writing about nature, climate, journey, and place—across genres and from around the world
Created 26 Oct 2020
  • Issue 36 — Counted on the Spacious Dial
    01 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 2 2
    HAPPY NEW YEAR, Dear Reader! I begin 2022 with gratitude to all of you for your engagement and support. As you’ll see below, I have plans aplenty for the New Year, and I’m sure that you do also. The c...
  • Totally Tolstoy
    12 Dec 2021 1 0
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  • Issue 35 — Three Notes on War and Peace
    11 Dec 2021 • 9 min read • 1 4
    Dear Reader, Something small but wonderful happened this week. I was grabbing lunch from a little restaurant at the local mall, and look what I saw atop the drinks fridge! I have always dreamed that p...
  • Issue 34 — Hivemind Holiday Gift Guide, Part 3
    04 Dec 2021 • 8 min read
    Dear Reader, Have you ever seen a sky that seems earthier than the earth? I happened upon one this week when I was out running by the ocean. This issue is the final installment of our group gift guide...
  • Issue 33 — Hivemind Holiday Gift Guide, Part 2
    27 Nov 2021 • 8 min read
    Dear Reader, If you cooked, what did you make? I began Monday with a trial run of a puréed chestnut dessert, and it was an epic fail. I had much better luck with good old pumpkin pie—which disappeared...
  • Issue 32 — Hivemind Holiday Gift Guide 2021, Part One
    20 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Dear Reader, Did anyone see the lunar eclipse? We were skunked here by clouds and rain showers. I made a desperate dash for the porch at 5:30 AM in hopes of sufficient clearing, but nope. How about th...
  • Issue 31 — Integrity in the Kitchen
    13 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Dear Reader, Big news. I ran my first 5K road race in forever last weekend. It was a stacked field, including several herding dogs and Ted Lasso. I tucked in with a group of elite s...
  • Making a List and Checking it Twice
    08 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Halloo Dear Subscribers, Our firewood has arrived, and while we have warm weather for stacking, Winter will soon be upon us. In the general vein of hunkering down and getting ready for the holidays, h...
  • Issue 30 — The Best Dog
    08 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Dear Reader, Here we are with another Sunday edition. I’m wrapping up a big project just now, and we should be back to our regularly scheduled Saturday releases as of next week. This issue is dedicate...
  • Issue 29 — Historic Battlefields
    01 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Dear Reader, Happy Halloween! I’m coming to you a day late this week due to the press of other projects. Thank you for your patience, and please enjoy this spooky tree that I found yesterday in the wo...
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