Strolling in a Bright Solitude
On a recent Saturday, determined to break free of my down-Island bubble, I decided to make the trip to Menemsha in winter — in other words, the end of the world.
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Finding Direction on Father-Son Road Trip
I stand on the outside ring of concrete at the Baltimore airport (Friendship for the very oldest of you reading this), waiting for my son Adin.
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Nothing But Net at Maura Healey Inauguration
It was impossible to not be moved by what took place on the floor of the Boston Garden last week.
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This Old Door Stands Strong
The old farmhouse has a new front door. Actually only the wood storm door is new — made by a friend who is a skilled finish carpenter.
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The Honor of Serving a Country, and an Island
Service and self sacrifice have been a hallmark of the Vineyard for centuries, across the spectrum of race, gender and income.
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Like Dry Leaves In the Wind, Autumn Is on the Wane
I liked turning 90 a year and a half ago. I was given a party overlooking Chilmark Pond by friend Mary Jane Pease.
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An Amen for the Life of Rev. Calvin Butts 3rd
Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts 3rd was an exceptional spiritual force, community activist and health leader who improved our world.
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Every Child Deserves a Just Future
It had been two years since the United Nations conducted its business in person, a period when world affairs veered dangerously out of control.
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Ode to Soo
The call went out, there’s been a sighting, / A world class bird, her name, Soo Whiting.
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Remembering Jazz DJ and Mentor Eric Jackson
Eric Jackson’s death at 72 hit me hard — not just as a longtime listener from a family of fans, but as someone who knew him personally and guest-hosted his show, Eric in the Evening on WGBH.
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