I was one of three boys growing up. We ate a lot of meat, compared scars, had pushup contests and wrestled competitively.
The youngest member of the Greater Boston film press corps, I got to spend a couple hours with Hitchcock aboard a theatre owner’s yacht.
Many people assume that litigation is the only way to resolve a difficult dispute. But there is another, often better alternative — mediation.
Up at first light, three Vineyard birders met at Martha’s Vineyard Airport. Flip Harrington, Lanny McDowell and I were bound for Nantucket.
The first night in the country/I woke in the dark dark —/put my hand in front of my face/and couldn’t tell my hand/was there.
The job of Mother doesn’t require an interview. It doesn’t even ask for a resume. Almost everyone with minimal qualifications gets hired.
At Christmas there is giving, and in the happiest instances, giving with joy is part of it. This act of love is not a natural instinct.
Hokule’a is a replica of the vessels used by Polynesians to settle the Pacific Ocean a thousand years before the arrival of Europeans.
Santa made his list, checked it twice and then prepared to fly to the Vineyard. This year the trusty Gay Head Light helps him find his way.

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