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Dancing in the Space Between the Notes
Think of the infinite spaces between the past and present, the present and the future. If we took a breath, slowed down, we would enjoy “the music...
5:16 pm, January 8, 2015
Trying to Get Health Insurance Is Hard on Your Mental Health
Dear Governor Baker: throw away the Massachusetts Health Connector website and start all over again.
1:07 pm, December 31, 2014
Collaboration Key for Nonprofits
Collaboration is a buzzword in the nonprofit world that elicits varied reactions. Donors and foundations encourage it because they believe it makes...
1:03 pm, December 31, 2014
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Maybe It's Time to Stop Spreading the News
Nancy Slonim Aronie
Over the years people have asked in that incredulous voice, how are the winters out there? Isn’t it freezing? You get away for a few months, right?
12:58 pm, December 31, 2014
Keepers of a Warm Tradition
Henry Beetle Hough
Every Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard is an old fashioned Christmas, even though the observance came relatively late to New England. The three youths...
7:09 am, December 25, 2014
Gifts for All, Good Tidings for Vineyard
'Twas Christmas Eve and Santa Claus was readying for his trip to see his Vineyard friends, of course, but traveling not by ship, nor ferry boat nor...
10:45 am, December 24, 2014
Still Leaning on Her Rock, Gratefully
The rock and the general — those are the words I use to describe my paternal grandparents. Herbert and Claire Mercier, married for 63 years, created...
6:11 pm, December 23, 2014
Saving Lives Is Gift Given All Year Long
I woke up wearing a hospital gown. The paper napkin tie-on dress was a faded robin’s egg blue, dotted with orange bloodstains from the burns that...
6:06 pm, December 23, 2014
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When Santa Is Your Grandmother
"Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming!" That’s how my grandmother, Addie Crist, would greet me when she came to visit my parents and me for the...
6:03 pm, December 23, 2014
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