I turned 21 in 1968, the first year I had the chance to vote. With an anti-Roosevelt Republican father and a liberal leaning Democratic...
portrait
Forty years ago my father, Island artist Stan Murphy, was commissioned to paint a portrait of our country’s first black cabinet member, Dr....
On cold, clear winter Vineyard days, I have trouble staying indoors. I am always tempted to set off for a walk in the woods or along a beach...
The new tax bills for Tisbury Great Pond properties were a shocker all right. The camp that I co-own with my three siblings, as the Sturgis...
On Being Black From the Vineyard Gazette editions of January, 1983:
Subprime Lending in West Tisbury Fallout from the many-headed monster otherwise known as the subprime mortgage crisis certainly seems to...
A Place for Planning More than thirty five years ago, an engineering firm looked at the six towns on the Vineyard and envisioned a possible...
Barack Obama
The old America I knew took a hike last week and a new America emerged before my unbelieving eyes at approximately 9:30 in the evening. That...
Joe Nunes
Joseph Nunes, 1910-2008 He was a first generation Portuguese American who was a member of the Oak Bluffs fire department for more than...

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