“The Paper Chase” by Tim Trask

In 1969, Tim Trask returned from the Vietnam War and took a job as a guard at Massachusetts Correctional Institute (MCI) Concord. The following is taken from his memoir about that experience. Other parts of that work, West of Walden, appeared on this site as Odysseus Wandering (on Oct. 4,…

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Mahoney Family Fund event on March 31

Mahoney Family Fund presents: Reducing Child Abuse by Rethinking Discipline Breakfast & Program Friday, March 31, 2023 Complimentary Breakfast Buffet 8:00am, Program 8:30am-10:00am Long Meadow Golf Club,165 Havilah Street, Lowell, MA 01852 RSVP Being a parent is a job that doesn’t come with a handbook. As wonderful as it can…

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A Review of “The River Is Everywhere”

In her newly released second novel, The River is Everywhere, Lowell writer-editor-author Emilie-Noelle Provost takes readers on a roller-coaster coming of age ride that is immersed in the Franco-American culture of the northeast. Ernest Benoit, the 16-year old protagonist, is shattered by the accidental drowning death of his best friend…

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Living Madly: Mud Season

Living Madly: Mud Season By Emilie-Noelle Provost Although I’m one of the few people I know who looks forward to winter, I’ve been feeling depressed since last fall. I’m pretty sure it happened gradually, the way that bad weather rolls in and blocks out the sun one cloud at a time.…

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Boarding School Blues: Ch. 54

Boarding School Blues: Ch. 54 By Louise Peloquin Ch. 54: Airlock The return to SFA was devoid of fáilte (1). As soon as Blanche crossed the threshold, Sister Gerald ordered “leave your coat and suitcase here; prayer in the chapel now.” Like an automaton, Blanche set in motion. “It’s as…

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Palmer Method Porn

Palmer Method Porn By David Daniel It is in the fifth carton Franny’s husband trundles up from the basement. She and Tod are downsizing. It’s a good day for it, snowy outside. So far, they’ve filled six plastic trash bags and have set aside other belongings in piles. Items the…

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