Editor’s note: The following speech was delivered at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School graduation Sunday.
After playwright Jon Lipsky, who was my father, died, the seed was planted for posthumously publishing eight of his finest plays.
I retired from 20 years of teaching in 1986, which means that I have been retired longer that I taught.
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.
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....
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...
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...
The last time a lighthouse was moved on the Vineyard it was the Cape Pogue Light.
In 2008, friends said I mustn’t visit Syria. It was much too dangerous. But I wanted to see the walled Old City of Damascus.