John Dowd is a Provincetown painter who magically captures the feeling of every scene he paints, so the viewer is right there in that moment. And it's always a moment of mystery, excitement, expectation. Dowd never paints people — he leaves the painting open so the viewer can step in.

Two great Cape Cod shellfish growers whose
owners helped me learn about aquaculture:
"Pat's Blog" has great photographs and clear explanations....and recipes too

more oyster links:
Cape Cod Tide Charts
Massachusetts Aquaculture Association
the Wellfleet Oyster Festival, a great time every October

writers' links:

some dear friends whose books you are likely to love:

other links:

great independent bookstores:
Where the Sidewalk Ends, a mother-daughter bookstore in Chatham, MA
The Brewster Bookstore, Brewster, MA

Titcomb's Bookshop, Sandwich, MA
Now Voyager Bookstore, Provincetown, MA
The Bookloft, Great Barrington, MA
Buxton Village Books, Cape Hatteras, NC

the venerable Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, whose fellowships to 'emerging artists' have helped me and many, many others over the years
a community theater devoted to producing the most moving, most thoughtful plays and musicals, through the very isolated Provincetown winters. Carrying on from Eugene O'Neill.

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