Culture

The Christmas Fruitcake

The Christmas Fruitcake: An Ageless Tradition By Henri Marchand A note from the author: Like its subject this essay has been around, appearing first as a Sunrise radio essay on WUML-FM, re-wrapped as a “Guest Column” piece in the Sun newspaper, and showing up on this blog for the past few years.…

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Linda Hoffman on WBUR

Congratulations to artist, writer and farmer Linda Hoffman of Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio in Harvard, Mass. (and our sometimes contributor) for joining the ranks to commentators on WBUR. Linda’s essay on the apple orchard at the Winter Solstice is now online. Also, Linda has a terrific post based…

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From Dracut to Hollywood: The Wendell Corey Story

From Dracut to Hollywood: The Wendell Corey Story by Juliet Haines Mofford I confess to being a film addict since childhood.  Money saved from my paper route went to Saturday matinees and Photoplay magazines.  I kept scrapbooks of movie stars and sent away for autographed pictures.  My mother considered movies…

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Joe Blair: A Prose Sketch

Joe Blair is an occasional contributor to this publication. He lives in Iowa but grew up in the Merrimack Valley. His first book By the Iowa Sea: A Memoir (2012, Simon & Schuster) established him as a national voice. This prose sketch first appeared on Facebook in November, 2020.  IT…

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