My wife Cathlin and I were married 14 years ago, on Oct. 6 in New York city, just a few weeks after 9/11. We were married in Judson Church.

Beach Road along Vineyard Haven harbor is one of the busiest and most critical transportation corridors on the Vineyard.

On Feb. 26, 2000, we departed Tahiti, bound for the big Island of Hawaii. As we sailed beyond the reef and into the deep ocean, the sea turned azure.

Ted Hartman at the derby weigh-in station.

The nightly scene at the weighing-in station in Oak Bluffs, is an aspect of the annual bass derby that has never been adequately described.

At each summer’s end, my mother would take care to throw the seed of every milkweed pod she passed.

I am cautiously optimistic that upcoming meetings will result in an acceptable resolution to the much-discussed airport noise situation.