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

Orwell, if you can find him

You can read Orwell's "Why I Write" from beginning to end and not find . .…

Miscellany

Shall we throw them to wild beasts?

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