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I scarcely know where to begin but love is always a safe place. ~Emily Dickinson

Writing from the porch on the bank of the Chester River in historic Chestertown, MD

  • Dog Days

    June 21, 2022 by

    Today is the official first day of summer, although some of us have been celebrating the season’s onset since its unofficial opening on Memorial Day. The lyric, Summertime, and the livin’ is easy, made famous in Porgy and Bess, is truth. These precious months do not include over-commercialized holidays to shop for, or major family… Read more

  • Faces of Nature

    June 16, 2022 by

    One year ago yesterday, I caught my first fish on a fly. As you know, I have a great teacher, my son James, a fly fishing guide with Hubbard’s Lodge in Emigrant, Montana. We stayed in the home belonging to the Gignone family, owners of Sweetwater Fly Shop. This week the unyielding force of nature… Read more

  • Rebuilding the Muscles of Connection

    May 14, 2022 by

    Education is heart-centered work, and I am grateful every day to serve Kent School. These past two months, however, have unearthed a stamina issue which quite surprised me. In our school we have literally gone from 0 to 60mph in about 10 seconds as we fill the calendar with our traditional springtime community events after… Read more

  • About Nancy Mugele

    November 4, 2019 by

    Nancy Mugele is passionate about the written word. She is an aspiring columnist, writer and poet. Nancy believes that being grateful and kind can help change the world. Nancy is the Head of Kent School, an independent day school serving girls and boys in PK – Grade 8 on the bank of the Chester River… Read more

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