"Sharp, quirky, and occasionally nettlesome", Walking the Berkshires is my personal blog, an eclectic weaving of human narrative, natural history, and other personal passions with the Berkshire and Litchfield Hills as both its backdrop and point of departure. I am interested in how land and people, past and present manifest in the broader landscape and social fabric of our communities. The opinions I express here are mine alone. Never had ads, never will.
Hallowe'en at our house is not something you just throw together. My 10-year-old wanted my childhood Teddy Bear "Jingle" carved on a pumpkin, while my 2nd grader who has just seen The Lord of the Rings wanted a Balrog. You can probably figure out the genders of each.