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Unsought Gifts December 2015

Unsought Gifts

Here in the season of giving, it’s a good time to consider a certain set of gifts — the kind we never wanted and would have said “No, thanks,” if anyone had asked.

Maker Waves November 2015

Maker Waves

Does anyone besides me remember the “Edmund Scientific Catalog?” Its arrival in the mail was like a secular Christmas.

Ghost Rider October 2015

Ghost Rider

Graveyards freak people out. I still remember a childhood playmate telling me, long ago, you have to hold your breath while walking or driving past one or you might “inhale a ghost.”

Personal Quest September 2015

Personal Quest

Call it a walkabout, a pilgrimage or a spirit quest, but the idea is basically this: You’re so busy and burdened that to get back in step with your life you’ve got to walk away from it for awhile.

Time Talk August 2015

Time Talk

Having lived in concord for nearly 30 years, i’ve somehow become one of the old-timers who can say, “I remember when ...”

Next Bests July 2015

Next Bests

I’m a second child in my family, so I have a great sympathy for runners-up. When I see someone picked as “the Best,” I often wonder. “Who came in next?”

Name Game June 2015

Name Game

My dad knew the name of just about every living thing in the woods and fields where I grew up. He was an amateur scientist and tried hard to impart his love of nature to his children.

Nature lessons from the red-tailed hawk and other NH animals May 2015

Nature lessons from the red-tailed hawk and other NH animals

I’m sure that enough has already been written and said about the march vote of the NH legislature to deny the request of a 4th grade class to have the red-tailed hawk named NH’s official raptor, But I’ve got a stake in this.

Yard Trek April 2015

Yard Trek

You can learn a lot from a yard sale. And not just about the people hosting it — though it’s tempting to judge a family on the books and debris of their lives that they have on display.

Mark Makers March 2015

Mark Makers

Marking the memories at Manchester's Palace Theatre as the "jewel of the Queen City" turns 100.

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