Sunday, November 30, 2014

Moth at the Flanders Nature Center

Copies of Moth at the Window are available at the Flanders Nature Center every Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., thorough December 21st.

Flanders Nature Center is a wonderful local farm and open space with hiking trails and family activities year round. It is located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury, CT.

If you have not been to Woodbury it is an exceptional, quintessential New England town with plenty of antique shops, restaurants (including the Carol Peck Cafe and Curtis House), and things to do.

This year the Artisans Market at the Flanders Nature Center is 6-rooms full of goodies from fiber art to wear and hang, to birdhouses, bat houses, painted sleds, and pottery. Chocolate, Nature Center wool, honey, and maple syrup round out the offerings. Shop early for the best selection!

Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust
5 Church Hill Road
Woodbury, CT
phone: 203-263-3711

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Moth at the Window a reading at the Oxford Public Library

This past Thursday was cold outside but a warm crowd gathered to hear me read from Moth at the Window at the Oxford Public Library.

Thank you to Dawn and the library staff for this wonderful evening. And thank you to everyone who turned out!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Presentation at the Indiana University Alumni Fall Conference October 1959

These are a few excerpts from the speech Dr. Grover W. Clayton delivered  to the I. U. Dentistry Alumni Fall Conference, October 3-4, 1959 in Bloomington, Indiana.

"We don't know how to eat nor do we know what to eat. Most of us eat what tastes good and that is usually the wrong thing for us to eat."

"Dr. Boyd S. Gardener of the Mayo Clinic made a tour of Europe recently, and states that he saw more teeth extracted in the British Isles than in any other country."

"Why did he find this condition? Because for generations they have been eating the wrong kind of food. Too much soft food; too much canned food, all of which has been lacking in vitamins."

"It was never intended that man should depend upon the grocery store and the bake shop for all that he eats. With the type of food we eat and our way of preparing it, the most of us could get along very nicely with a spoon and a straw."

"White flour has most of the food taken out of it. Crack some wheat in an old fashioned coffee mill and cook it for breakfast cereal. Nothing is as good for you, and nothing is as cheap. Oatmeal is not a good cereal. It lacks some of the elements the body needs. Put a rat in a cage and feed it nothing but oatmeal and water and its teeth will decay. Eat tomatoes or oranges everyt day and all the raw fruit you can get. Eat lots of raw cabbage and other raw vegetables. About 5 ounces of meat per day. Not all port. Eat fish often."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Clark Memorial Library - Mary Lachman Talks about Moth

Thank you to everyone who was able to join me last night at the library for a reading from Moth at the Window!  It is so satisfying to have folks enjoy GWC's poems as much as I do.

Thanks also to the library team who provided refreshments and made me feel so welcome!