Monthly Archives: September 2011

Travvy’s Loot

Here’s Travvy — that’s Masasyu’s Fellow Traveller, RL2, RA, CGC — with his loot from this weekend. Someday I will blog more about our journey together and why I believe that clicker training could even fix the U.S. Congress, but … Continue reading

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The Boat

People who’ve got some relationship with Martha’s Vineyard love to go on, often at great length, about why Martha’s Vineyard is different from anywhere else: its beauty, its beaches, etc., etc., etc. Having dwelt on the cherished isle for 26 … Continue reading

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The Hearing Continues

These public hearings bring out my inner schoolkid, the one who couldn’t resist whispering during class, passing notes, and occasionally wadding up a bit of candy wrapper, stuffing it into the end of a straw, and shooting it at the … Continue reading

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Now Playing!

Hey, everyone who’s been following the roundabout story, the eagerly awaited Stop the Roundabout video debuted this evening on MVTV and is now available through MVTV’s Video on Demand service. It’s about 20 minutes long and stars Trip Barnes and … Continue reading

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Last Pesto of the Season

Last Friday I finally got around to picking basil. It would be the last big picking of the season, so I’d put it off for several days. The nearly full four-cup measure sat on my counter for several days more. … Continue reading

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Roundabout TV

This roundabout thing is getting to us — us being the valiant souls who have been fighting to get Oak Bluffs officials and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to listen to reason — to listen, period. Having been involved only a … Continue reading

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Risk

The kernel of what follows was part of my 9/11 anniversary blog, but writing has a will of its own and when I got to the end of “Belated 10th Anniversary” it no longer fit. I zapped it. In writing … Continue reading

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Belated 10th Anniversary

So I’m three days late blogging the tenth anniversary of 9/11. So what. 9/11 is going to be around for a while, despite the best attempts of the news media to blather it to death. If the rest of us … Continue reading

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How the Story Ended . . .

Earlier this summer I copyedited a book about the Sacco-Vanzetti case. I’d known the basics for many years. In 1921 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted of killing two men during a 1920 payroll robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. … Continue reading

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Turning Point

This morning, Nisa Counter and Ben Ramsey released this letter to their friends and supporters. That includes the many people who’ve been following their story on this blog. You know I’ve got a few things to say about it all, … Continue reading

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