New Bedford MA

The Girl With The Band

January 25, 2017

Our local newspaper, The Standard Times, has a writer named Lauren Daley who authors columns on the arts, books, and music, and in a recent paper she listed the top 10 albums she listened to as a teenager. She asked her readers to let her know their own, so I sent her a note… Dear Lauren, […]

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Greasy Luck

December 13, 2016

Say what? There are many terms in everyday speech that are nautical in nature. Some are more common than others: A loose cannon refers to the damage that was done when a cannon became unbolted from it’s spot on a wooden war ship; fits the bill refers to items on a ship’s bill of lading […]

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Best Kept Secret

May 20, 2016

I’d like to think we all love where we live, or why would we live there? But I recall my younger days when circumstances dictated my choice of abode, like crappy college apartments or temporary living arrangements while waiting for a new opportunity to arise, and I realize that not everyone can blossom where they’re […]

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Keeping The Story Alive

March 4, 2016

Have you heard of The Moth? If you haven’t you’re missing out. The Moth is an award winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. They’ve facilitated the telling of over 17,000 stories worldwide, and the storytellers perform live, without notes. Many NPR stations broadcast The Moth Radio Hour; go to themoth.org […]

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The Cure for Boring Fish

February 26, 2015

Lent is once again upon us, and as a lapsed Catholic I don’t really give anything up or feel compelled to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday, but for reasons that must be deeply engrained I try not to eat meat on Fridays. Do I feel the need to head to confession when I screw up? […]

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Hell Has Frozen Over

February 22, 2015

We have shoveled and blown snow and salted and just when we think we’re done we have to do it again. The never-ending winter onslaught has been so much in the news that I’m sure you’re all just as sick of hearing about it as we are of experiencing it. So I’ll stop the kvetching […]

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Love is in the air. While that is normally a spring thing, this late summer and fall has proved to be positively buzzing with it.  A beautiful little flaxen haired boy that we all love. Unless his food is too hot and his mom has to withhold it until it cools off. Then he turns […]

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Espanol On My Mind

August 13, 2014

My oldest friend Teresa lives in Leeds, England and has a studio space in a building with many artists, writers, and other assorted creative folk. She has befriended a couple of young women who are embarking on an arts project that explores human relationships with the sea; curioseaty.wordpress.com. They are very interested in whales and […]

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Making a Difference

July 28, 2014

I am an armchair activist. I’ll write letters, make donations and sign pledges, but as far as actually going out and doing something I have fallen short. This is partly because of all of the years I worked at a job that required a lot of business travel, when I couldn’t commit to a regular […]

There has been a tremendous spotlight shown on the city of New Bedford these past few weeks with the arrival of the whaling ship the Charles W. Morgan, which sailed under her own power from Mystic, Connecticut to New Bedford with much fanfare. We were in Greece for her arrival, and also missed the “Parade […]

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