On Chappy: June 5
Brad Woodger
Writing the Chappy column is an exercise in recollection — what the heck happened this week? And the exercise continues as one then tries to then make interesting those recollections.
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Take Cover, Storm of Guests Brewing
Brad Woodger
We are the visited, the indigenous Islanders. We own mansions, castles, thatched huts (there must be at least one somewhere up-Island), garage apartments, condos, converted barns, Spider Shacks (maybe just me), bungalows and bodegas. And they know it. And they are coming.
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On Chappy: May 22
Brad Woodger

Once again, I’ve been scooped. The most important event of any Chappy spring – the blooming of the shad – took place on Peter’s watch.

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On Chappy: May 8
Brad Woodger
I saw some deer on the side of the paved road by the lonely Bass cottage on the “other side of the road.” They weren’t doing much, just sort of milling about, and it looked liked they might want to talk.
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Par for this Course? Forty Winks
Brad Woodger

As the sole groundskeeper for The Royal & Ancient Chappaquiddick Links (yes that is a real place), allow me to offer the following tips on how to best prepare your golf course for the coming season.

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On Chappy: April 24
Brad Woodger

The trouble with sharing weekly column duties (beside the obvious issues of ego) is that one can’t depend on one’s colleague not to hog all the good stories. What more can be said about the closing of the breach or the ferry that hasn’t already been written by Peter? Not much. And without those two topics, I’m left with what follows:

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On Chappy: April 10
Brad Woodger
Looking out at the sea, particularly at night, I get a distinct sense that there is something so much greater than I.
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On Chappy: March 27
Brad Woodger
For those who can’t fathom a winter on Chappy, especially this winter, I say “you get used to it.” If this were a day in late September, temps hovering around freezing, I’d be bundled in layers of sweaters.
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Birth of a New Dad Is Labor of Love
Brad Woodger
I have the night shift. The preferred shift, really. The baby sleeps (more) at night. Etienne is the baby’s name. Etienne is French for Stephen.
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On Chappy: Feb. 13
Brad Woodger
I hope that my boy-to-be has the good sense to have grabbed some good Woodger procrastination DNA, and puts off his debut until the weather turns a bit. I'm not sure which is the more daunting thought: dragging my pregnant wife on a sled to the Chappy ferry or delivering the little fella myself.
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