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Seen from a slightly (only slightly) jaded angle, Martha’s Vineyard is a theme park. We’ve got theme park agriculture, theme park woodlands, theme park arts, theme park progressivism, theme park charity, and so on, all based on things that used … Continue reading

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Creative Economy?

In the last two weeks, I’ve been attempting to blog about two related events. One was my discovery that preview tickets for mainstage shows at the extensively renovated Vineyard Playhouse now cost $50. The other was the proclamation of the … Continue reading

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Virtual Vineyard

A couple days ago I posted “Docu-soaping Martha,” a letter of mine published four years ago in the Martha’s Vineyard Times. It got more hits in a shorter time than photos of sunset, snow, and/or Travvy. Thus encouraged, I’m here … Continue reading

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Docu-soaping Martha

This letter of mine was published in the Martha’s Vineyard Times for March 9, 2009. The paper’s previous two issues had noted that a “docu-soap” called The Vineyard was slated to be filmed on, you guessed it, Martha’s Vineyard. Four … Continue reading

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Theme Park Farming

Long time ago, like about 1988, I had this idea: build a Martha’s Vineyard theme park in Falmouth. People could loll on virtual beaches, buy picture postcards and Black Dog T-shirts, and thrill to a hair-raising simulated moped ride on … Continue reading

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