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Listening for the Heartbeat Within Drumbeat of Numbers
When my guidance counselor told me that I was salutatorian, my first thought was, “Can you recalculate my GPA?”
4:51 pm, June 18, 2015
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Starring Role Is Just a Seedling Away
More than a decade ago, a landscape architect friend from Rhode Island brought us a house-warming gift when we had a cottage in Menemsha.
5:49 pm, June 11, 2015
Road to Healing Paved With Support and Helping Others
Editor’s note: The following speech was delivered at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School graduation Sunday.
5:44 pm, June 11, 2015
Dreaming Again With My Father
After playwright Jon Lipsky, who was my father, died, the seed was planted for posthumously publishing eight of his finest plays.
5:43 pm, June 11, 2015
Just as One Never Stops Being a Mother, Teaching Is Forever, Too
I retired from 20 years of teaching in 1986, which means that I have been retired longer that I taught.
5:34 pm, June 11, 2015
Hats Off to Futures Both Cloudy and Clear
As with all of us, life is a series of stages and transitions. Years of joy and trepidation. Times of fun and despair. Or just plain time.
5:33 pm, June 11, 2015
From Next Door to the Front Lines, With Love
Albert O. Fischer
When I went to the Menemsha School as a kid, the post office was in the Chilmark Tavern building just a stone’s throw away from the school house....
6:15 pm, June 4, 2015
Words of Wisdom Always Pass the Test of Time
In 1972, William A. Caldwell retired to a home on the Katama waterfront with his wife Dorothy after a lifetime working as a writer, editor and...
5:56 pm, June 4, 2015
Goodbye Blues, Hello Rainbows, A Ukulele Can Lead the Way
The temperature outside was a frigid 12 degrees with a foot of snow on the ground. At Featherstone Center for the Arts, inside the Pebbles, 20 of us...
5:54 pm, June 4, 2015
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