Summer’s Virtually Here in Mattapoisett! (according to Google)

Every year a true sign that summer is here occurs when the popular Ice Cream Slip makes it’s way down to it’s Mattapoisett harborside location. Well, just in case you can’t wait, Google to the rescue with a virtual visit!

While your there, grab the screen and navigate around town. You can visit the library, town hall and Seaport Village, the operators of the slip. Perfect for friends around the world who can’t make it to Mattapoisett.

I stumbled on all of this while creating a map of all of the Mattapoisett Land Trust properties, so please make sure you visit them, virtually and in real life! (Get some fresh air!)

To give you a little different perspective on the Slip, here’s a picture of Shipyard Park from Wikipedia.

ShipyardPark, Mattapoisett

Moby Monday — Moby-Dick breaches in Dallas


On Friday, the Dallas Opera presents the world premiere of composer Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick. The idea came from playwright Terrence McNally, Heggie’s collaborator on Dead Man Walking in 2000. When McNally first suggested creating an opera from Melville’s audaciously sweeping whaling tome, Heggie has said, “my answer was a big yes and a gasp of amazement, all at the same time.”

Because McNally was ill with lung cancer, the job of writing the libretto for Moby-Dick eventually fell to Gene Scheer. Though Scheer used Melville’s language whenever possible, he did help make at least one fairly radical change: the narrator is called not “Ishmael” but “Greenhorn.” [Sic!!!]

But some things are sacrosanct: there’s still a mad Pip (though he’s played by a girl, soprano Talise Trevigne), and there’s still a stalwart Starbuck.

Margaret Guroff is editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.

FotoFriday: Photoddling the Docks

If you are a photographer, you’re probably familiar with the term photowalking. Well, I have a couple little kids learning about the excitement of photography and we call it photoddling. It’s a fun activity and a great way to create an appreciation for art, nature and community. Of course, we’re working on a website.

Here’s a couple of shots from the other night.

Mattapoisett Harbor Sunset
Mattapoisett Harbor Sunset by Daddy
Mattapoisett Harbor Sunset by Luke (7)
Mattapoisett Harbor Sunset by Luke (7)
Luke photoddling
Luke