Hello Tree, Is It Me You're Looking For?
Brad Woodger
I recently noticed that trees are tall. Some of them really tall, even super tall.
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No Man Is an Island; Not Even a Chappy Man
Brad Woodger
I’ll be returning to Chappy shortly to reopen the Royal and Ancient — Chappy’s premiere golf course.
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On Chappy: July 28
Brad Woodger

Hello, it’s me again. Not much, how about you? What more is there to say really —

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Delicate Enough for Needlepoint, Tough Enough for Skillet Tossing
Brad Woodger
Annie Heywood was many things. She was generous, kind, funny, creative and persistent. What she was not was quiet. She was Chappy’s self-appointed town crier.
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On Chappy: Sept. 9
Brad Woodger
We don’t get to write our own stories. Rather, we are the unauthorized autobiographers of our lives — we may believe that the words on the page are our own, but there is, in fact, something (or someone) much larger than ourselves at work on the typewriter.
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On Chappy: July 29
Brad Woodger
As a youth growing up on the west coast of Massachusetts (great surfing!), I was fortunate to be located within the wheelhouse of the touring version of Up With People! (exclamation point theirs).
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On Chappy: June 17
Brad Woodger

There was a brush fire on Chappy this past Sunday. The Chappy and Edgartown fire departments were quick to arrive, however, and less than half an acre between two homes burned. We are indeed fortunate to have these very capable volunteers at our disposal. Thank you.

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On Chappy: June 3
Brad Woodger
A boy recently fell into a zoo gorilla enclosure. This did not happen on Chappy — we have had neither zoos nor gorillas since the early seventies - but I find the story to be an interesting Chappy allegory.
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On Chappy: May 20
Brad Woodger

I am not someone that desperately needs to know or understand stuff. An ideal columnist, I am not. I prefer to look at the big picture, let the details sift through and settle in, and accept what remains as fact.

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On Chappy: Dec 4
Brad Woodger

I was chatting with ferry captain Liz on a recent trip to town (we chat quickly, but still rarely finish our topic before the chain goes down) about who we are, or more accurately who people think we are: Witness Protection clients. Why else, folks wonder, would we choose to isolate ourselves on Chappy when we could do so almost equally as well in Edgartown?

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