But the ocean is filled with tears And the sea turns into a mirror There’s a whale in the moon when it’s clear And a bird on the tide. —Tom Waits
The Hon. H. Gregory Williams has had a career path that led him from herpetology to English major to 10 years as the first justice in the Edgartown district court. After he retires Friday, the judge plans to spend his new-found free time volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary.