Narrative
Power couple deserves narrative

Power couple deserves narrative

A piece in the Sunday New York Times, “Everywhere at Once” (print: March 18, 2012), caught my attention.  Reporter Bob Morris did…

Learning from my mistakes
It began with a Kaypro and spiral-bound notebooks

It began with a Kaypro and spiral-bound notebooks

I think about writing and about how I should quit procrastinating.  But I also think about how I’ve done it. I’ve had…

A Granite Chain

A Granite Chain – pt. 3

A Granite Chain – pt. 3

Back at the other end of the stream, the start of our hike had been marked by a…

A Granite Chain – pt. 2

A Granite Chain – pt. 2

Bob Boynton pointed on the topographic map to a minor mystery.  It was a low, rounded hill about…

A Granite Chain: Stories of everyday people – Part 1

A Granite Chain: Stories of everyday people – Part 1

I am, I have decided, a country mouse.    I regard highways as an abomination – cars were meant…

Drug Courts

Drug Courts – pt. 3

Drug Courts – pt. 3

In Nashua’s juvenile drug court, a few weeks after Vaughan welcomed White into his drug court, Judge Thomas…

Drug Courts – part 1

Drug Courts – part 1

Prosecutor Lara Saffo begins telling the judge what police found when they searched Jim White’s room. “Marijuana, a…

Drug Courts – pt. 2

Drug Courts – pt. 2

White was joining 17 others in a two-year-long program aimed at making these drug convictions his last ones. …

On the farm

Losing the queen

A crisis in early spring. …

On writers

Ben Hecht, as posted to RapGenius

Read “A lost story from newspaperman Ben Hecht” by ProfPBush on News Genius…

Miscellany

Shall we throw them to wild beasts?

How hard is it for students these days to comprehend complex sentences?…