The Inspiration Behind the Tomek
New Hampshire as Muse
is where the heart is, but also the liver, kidneys, spleen, thyroid gland and
etc. I keep all of that stuff in New Hampshire nowadays, one of the most
beautiful states in the Union. My ancestors, through their sacrifice and selfless
toil, brought our family to New England and planted our roots deep in the
unforgiving craggy, granite-pocked New England soil about twelve years ago,
where the generations since have prospered. My wife and I initially settled in
eastern Massachusetts but decided after about a year that except for the
license plates and pizza, it looked suspiciously like New Jersey, so we moved
on to New Hampshire. Why New Hampshire? Well, to begin with, it was cheaper.
I’ll admit that. But soon we fell in love with the lush forests, beautiful
seacoast and oozingly scenic mountains. New Hampshire is famous for its ornery
Yankees, but we’ve been blessed with the friendship of some of the most
crotchety among them. In short, somewhere between the Merrimack and Monadnock valleys
we’ve found our little slice of heaven.