Tom Ryan, Author

Tom Ryan
The writing life in Northern New England.
Created 04 Jan 2020
  • Metal Crutches—Now & Then
    05 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    Samwise is constantly Samwise—a cool customer nearly always. His eyes are as watchful as a hunter’s, his soul as still as a calm mountain lake. Conversely, Emily is as animated as a Saturday morning c...
  • Day & Night on Enchanted Trails
    30 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    We’ve reacquainted ourselves with the holly bushes in Cape Cod woodlands. We’ve only been here ten days, and it’s already time to plan the next stage of our vagabondage. We will return to the same hou...
  • December’s What Are You Reading?
    26 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Click on the photo to expand. It’s the day after Christmas, and I have no doubt your personal library has been restocked thanks to friends and family who get you. One of our first stops here on Cape C...
  • Christmas Day, 2021
    25 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Christmas greetings from a chilly and rainy Cape Cod. We walked for a few miles along the beach to begin the day, and while there were no other humans, we saw plenty of seagulls, cormorants, plovers, ...
  • Settling in on Cape Cod
    23 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    A trek through the holly. It’s taken a few days, but we are finally settled into the house on Cape Cod. Our big trips never begin as seamlessly as I plan. If anything, getting out the door and on our ...
  • Our First Snow of the Season
    18 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Sending the sights of the season your way. The snow began a couple of hours ago, and it is supposed to fall through the night. I’m sure glad we stuck around to see it! (Our first proper snow of the se...
  • Samwise Injures His Leg
    18 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    The air is cold and heavy with the expectation of a snowstorm that will begin this afternoon and carry on through Sunday morning. We’re just back from the pond, where the frozen brown, hardscrabble la...
  • Countdown: 3 Days
    16 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    It snowed overnight, then turned to rain, and now the sun is wrestling with the clouds to make an appearance. It will be warm here today, and while there may be some snow this weekend, chances of a Wh...
  • Visiting with Isabel & Jack
    14 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Now that the pain in my feet has receded, I'm beginning to get excited about our upcoming adventure. It was well worth delaying the launch until I felt better. We'll be hitting the road on Sunday morn...
  • The Melancholies du Voyage
    11 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    A bugling elk at the Elk and Bison Refuge at the Land Between the Lakes. In each of our last two trips across the country, we visited the Elk and Bison Refuge at the Land Between the Lakes in western ...
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