Author: Rick Broussard

First Mountains

In Florida, where I grew up, the closest thing to mountains are sand dunes. There were some big ones on our beaches, including one we called The Matterhorn that was treated like a faux snow hill by kids on cardboard…

A Civil War Nurse

Speaking as someone with a number of nurses in my family (two of whom have worked in pediatric ICU for decades), I have nothing but respect for these warm souls that minister to us at the most vulnerable and uncertain…

Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Zimmerman House

The 15th annual Palace Theatre Kitchen Tour on June 2 features many of the Bedford/Manchester area's finest kitchens, plus a chance to visit the Zimmerman House, the only residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that’s open to the public in New England.

Earth Day Birthdays

For most of my early life, April 22 only signified one thing to me: my little sister’s birthday, which frankly didn’t have that much impact back then beyond requiring me to sing…

Gods and Heroes

The favorite restaurant of my young family (nearly 30 years ago) was the Capital City Diner on South Main Street in Concord. It was fun, served kid-friendly food, and the owner, according to his own staff, was cool.

Get Together

Between the time I write this and the time you read it, my wife and I will both stand on stage and thank some people after receiving a joint lifetime achievement award. Among those I thank will be you.

The Long Way Home

Matty Gregg left NH to work for Apple Computers. Now he plans to run for office here, but first he wants to stretch his legs a bit.

Down in Smoke

While gathering stories for our feature on cannabis in NH, one source suggested I find someone whose life had been ruined by pot. I was having no luck when someone I once knew well came to mind.