Oh, hello, come on in. I’m just finishing my book review. What? How’s work? It’s going pretty well. We’ve been doing Phase 1 and 2 archaeological surveys up and down the Hudson Valley. Catskill, Saratoga, Bethlehem, Colonie, Moreau, Stillwater, Queensbury...we’ve been here and we’ve been there, that’s for sure.
Cape Cod reaches out from New England like a great strong arm, elbow bent, hand curving inward as if to clench a fist. Cape Cod fights against the crashing Atlantic as its land is carved away and slowly sinks below the rising sea. Behind the crumbling bluffs backing Nausett and the other Atlantic beaches lays an historic land where Pilgrims landed in 1620, Puritan settlers built houses and mills, and Wampanoag Indians mustered the resilience to match the colonial enterprise back then and for the next 400 years.
In western culture the passing of October into November has long been regarded as a spooky time. Insufficiently tempered with the Christian commemoration of saints, Halloween was thought of as a time when a door opens between this world and the one where ghosts and malevolent spirits linger.