Illumination Night: Oak Bluffs
Just once each year / I can recapture something / Of childhood’s summer-scented magic.
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Back to the Earth, With a Glass of Cabernet Too
There’s a vineyard on the Island that not many people know about.
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Speaking Out Against Gun Violence
Remarks delivered by the author at the nationally broadcast Peoples’ Filibuster for Gun Safety (24-7).
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A Class With Fighting, Dedicated Spirit
Hello friends, family, and faculty, I’m here to represent the only class at the high school that had one full normal year. I’m so grateful to be here today giving this speech.
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Small Town With a World View
Thank you everyone for coming out today. When I was thinking about this speech, I wanted to acknowledge what this community means to all of us.
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Choose to Be Challenged
Bob Norris, a former Naval aviator, wrote a letter to an aspiring pilot. This pilot was accepted into both the United States’ Navy and Air Force academies, and wished to be a fighter pilot.
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When the Inbox Rested By the Side of the Road
I stepped off the ferry in Vineyard Haven one fine morning in 1985 ready to embark on a new chapter that would eventually carry me along for more than three decades.
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A Moon With a Modern-Day Name
Twelve piglets were born on North Tabor Farm after a lengthy labor on Friday the 13th. There are now 11.
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Hitching a Ride With History, on the Page and on the Water
Capt. Bernardino (Didino) Ramos is one of 30 people who captain those 10 gleaming white vessels, the year-round lifeline to the two Islands.
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A Man Behind and Ahead of His Time
Paul Jackson died recently at the age of 87. You probably never heard of him, which I’m sure was fine with Paul.
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