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A Cape Cod Notebook: A turkey question... [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Piano [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Prognostication [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Little Things, part two [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Little Things, part one [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: How Many Squirrels? [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Spiders in the House [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Shellfish Memories [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Canoe Journey [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Summer Getaway, Part II [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Summer Getaway [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Blackberries [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Summer Reading [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: The Cape Cod Bear - a Postscript [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: The Cape Cod Bear [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: A Place of Light and Motion [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Night Walk on White Crest [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Whales and Art [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Beginnings [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Snow Tracks on a Cliff [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: The Snowy Owl [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Rowena Myers - Rowena and Timothy [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Rowena Myers - Sarah Crosby's Yard Art [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Rowena Myers - Rowena and the Painter [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Rowena Myers - Rowena and Edith [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Rowena Myers - Battle of Nauset Heights [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Christmas Tree [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: "Natural versus Human Destruction" [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: An Injured Visitor [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Wellfleet Center [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Autumn in Beebe Woods [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Hurricane Bob, Part II [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Cape Cod National Seashore [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: The Morning After [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Buzzard's Bay Moraine [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Wren Diary I [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Mystery of the Disappearing Boulder - May 24 [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Wild About Spring [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Super Moon [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Snow Musings
Feb. 15, 2011
[more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Rowena Myers, part III [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Rowena Myers, part II [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Remembering Rowena
January 4, 2011
[more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Life and Death
November 16, 2010
[more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Indian Summer Leaves [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: White Crest Beach [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: A Whale Skull [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: The J-Stroke [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: First Contact [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Rowena Myers, part IV [more]

A Cape Cod Notebook: Stories of Rowena [more]

 

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by Robert Finch...

Robert Finch is a nature writer living in Wellfleet. 'A Cape Cod Notebook' won the 2006 New England Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Radio Writing.


Robert Finch has lived on and written about Cape Cod for forty years. He is the author of six collections of essays, most recently "The Iambics of Newfoundland" (Counterpoint Press), and co-editor of "The Norton Book of Nature Writing."

His essays can be heard on WCAI every Tuesday at 8:30am and 5:45pm.

 

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nicole 09.30
On Cape Cod Seashore thoughts, I think you said Nantucket Island had 800 years left. Do we know when it formed? Curious. Googled it and didnt find anything.

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In Praise of Downtowns

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A turkey question...

Why did the Turkey cross the road?

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Piano

Bob has a new friend in the house.

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Prognostication

Bob wants you to know that he wrote and recorded this essay before Superstorm Sandy hit the Northeast.

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Little Things, part two

Little things: what our lives are made of.  The second half of an essay from 50 years ago.

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Little Things, part one

Little things:  what our lives are made of.  Portions of an essay from 50 years ago.

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How Many Squirrels?

Bob talks about his fascination with backyard squirrels.

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Fireman and the Fish

"The Fireman and the Fish"

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Full Circle

"Full Circle"

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Spiders in the House

Bob likes spiders.  The title of his latest essay is "Spiders in the House."

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Shellfish Memories

Bob remembers his early days of shellfishing on Cape Cod.

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Canoe Journey

Bob takes us on a late summer canoe journey.

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Summer Getaway, Part II

Last week in a Cape Cod Notebook, writer Robert Finch told of his summer getaway off-cape at Williard Brook State Park in Ashby, Massachusetts.  Today, Part Two.

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Summer Getaway

Bob goes off-cape for a Summer Getaway.

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Blackberries

The art and ritual of picking blackberries.

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Summer Reading

Bob has a suggestion for unique summer reading.

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Watching the Surfers

"Watching the Surfers"

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The Cape Cod Bear - a Postscript

More thoughts about the Cape Cod Bear.

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Brahms and the Printing Press

"Brahms and the Printing Press."

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The Cape Cod Bear

Bob has these words about the bear recently seen on Cape Cod.

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A Place of Light and Motion

Bob walks through the Beebe Woods in Falmouth, which he calls "A Place of Light and Motion."

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An Alewife Lesson

"An Alewife Lesson."

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The Reassurance of the Rain

"The Reassurance of the Rain"

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Night Walk on White Crest

"Night Walk on White Crest."

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Whales and Art

A trip to Provincetown yields reflections concerning "Whales and Art."

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Beginnings

Remembering one's first time on Cape Cod.  "Beginnings."

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Old Stone Walls

"Old Stone Walls"

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War and Dolphin Strandings

"War and Dolphin Strandings"

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Frozen Puddles

"Frozen Puddles"

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Snow Tracks on a Cliff

Observations on a winter's day.

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The Snowy Owl

Bob remembers his first encounter with a snowy owl in the wild.

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Rowena Myers - Rowena and Timothy

Bob talks about his old friend Rowena Myers of Orleans.  She lived in the large yellow Greek Revival farmhouse at the head of Town Cove from her birth in 1904 to her death in 1996.  Today: "Rowena and Timothy."

The Snow Library in Orleans is presenting the Rowena Meyers Concert Series Saturday afternoons at four through February 4th.  The concerts are funded through a bequest from her estate.

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Rowena Myers - Sarah Crosby's Yard Art

Bob talks about his old friend Rowena Myers of Orleans.  She lived in the large yellow Greek Revival farmhouse at the head of Town Cove from her birth in 1904 to her death in 1996.  Today: "Sarah Crosby's Yard Art."

The Snow Library in Orleans is presenting the Rowena Meyers Concert Series Saturday afternoons at four through the first Saturday in February.  The concerts are funded through a bequest from her estate.

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Rowena Myers - Rowena and the Painter

Bob talks about his old friend Rowena Myers of Orleans.  She lived in the large yellow Greek Revival farmhouse at the head of Town Cove from her birth in 1904 to her death in 1996.  Today: "Rowena and Edith."

The Snow Library in Orleans is presenting the Rowena Meyers Concert Series this month, Saturday afternoons at four.  The concerts are funded through a bequest from her estate.

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Rowena Myers - Rowena and Edith

Bob talks about his old friend Rowena Myers of Orleans.  She lived in the large yellow Greek Revival farmhouse at the head of Town Cove from her birth in 1904 to her death in 1996.  Today: "Rowena and Edith."

The Snow Library in Orleans is presenting the Rowena Meyers Concert Series this month, Saturday afternoons at four.  The concerts are funded through a bequest from her estate.

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Rowena Myers - Battle of Nauset Heights

Bob talks  about his old friend Rowena Myers of Orleans.  She lived in the large yellow Greek Revival farmhouse at the head of Town Cove from her birth in 1904 to her death in 1996.  Today: “The Great Battle of Nauset Heights.”

The Snow Library in Orleans will present the annual Rowena Myers Concert Series during January, Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m.  The concerts are funded by a bequest from her estate.

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Christmas Tree

"Cutting the Cedar Christmas Tree."

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"Natural versus Human Destruction"

Bob gives us his take on the Chatham beach cottages.

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Quahog Decoy

"Quahog Decoy"

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An Injured Visitor

Bob's encounter with an injured visitor.

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Wellfleet Center

"A View of Wellfleet Center."

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Closed Paths

"Closed Paths."

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Dark Visions in a Field

"Dark Visions in a Field."

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Peterman Ice Island

A visit to Peterman Ice Island.

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Autumn in Beebe Woods

Walking again through Beebe Woods in Falmouth.  Here's a link to a story about Bob's new book.

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A Story of Two Plaques

"A Story of Two Plaques."

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The Day After

"The Day After"

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Hurricane Bob, Part II

More on Hurricane Bob, a devastating storm that hit New England during the third week of August, 1991.

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Cape Cod National Seashore

Contemplating the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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Contemplating a Pond

"Contemplating a Pond."

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A Beach Erection

A Beach Erection.

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The Morning After

The beach.  The Morning After.

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Buzzard's Bay Moraine

Thoughts about the Buzzard's Bay Moraine.

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Wren Diary II

Wren Diary, Part II.

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Wren Diary I

A Carolina wren has nested in Bob's backyard shed.  He kept a diary of bird activity.

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Mystery of the Disappearing Boulder - May 24

The Mystery of the Disappearing Boulder.  The story continues next week...

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An Illusion of Red

An Illusion of Red.

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Wild About Spring

Bob is enthusiastic about springtime.

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Super Moon

Watching the moon is such a natural thing.

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Stranger in a strange land

Bob travels to Florida.

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Snow Musings
Feb. 15, 2011


Bob reconsiders last month's snowstorm.

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Rowena Myers, part IV

Part four of Bob's memories.

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Rowena Myers, part III

Bob remembers Rowena's dislike of beards on men.

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Rowena Myers, part II

Robert continues his recollections of Miss Rowena Myers.

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Remembering Rowena
January 4, 2011


Bob remembers lifelong Outer Cape resident Rowena Myers.

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Traveling by Train

A rebroadcast from 2009.

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Remembering the Christmas Whale

A rebroadcast from December 2009.

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Life and Death
November 16, 2010


Bob ponders life and death in the natural world.

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Indian Summer Leaves

A rebroadcast from November 2009.

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White Crest Beach

A rebroadcast from October 2009.

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A Whale Skull

A rebroadcast from October 2009.

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The J-Stroke

A rebroadcast from October 2009.

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First Contact

A rebroadcast from September 2009.

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Rowena Myers, part IV

Bob's final story about his late friend Rowena.

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Stories of Rowena

Robert continues his recollections of Miss Rowena Myers.

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