A decree from the new Duke of Dukes County

Early this year, just before the dark ages began, I was at the Dumptique looking for a picture frame for my “clown on black velvet”… Read More


Travels with Walter

What have I done? I’m sitting at my desk, looking at a furiously flapping pigeon that I didn’t think would live through the night. I… Read More


Earth Day with Walter

Fifty years ago, Earth Day took the country by storm, sparked by events like a massive oil spill off Santa Barbara, a river in Ohio… Read More


Lockdown with my new friends

Finding bright spots in the darkness. Chapter 3. I’ve learned that baking your own bread is fun, provided you have the power tools to cut… Read More


Lockdown silver linings

As previously discussed,  a useful coping mechanism in these difficult times is to look for the positives and to write them down.  The following are… Read More


Cures for the social isolation blues

According to mental health professionals, a useful coping mechanism in these difficult times is to look for the positives and to write them down. It… Read More


Skip the click this holiday season

Holiday shopping has been replaced by holiday clicking.  The annual tradition that once meant venturing into town and interacting with real… Read More


Nelson Bryant – the true American Sportsman

I was a new reporter at the MV Times in 2014 when I pitched a story for Veteran’s Day — to ask Vineyard… Read More


Giving back and secret handshakes

The Old Whaling Church in Edgartown was packed on Saturday for the funeral of Robert (Bobby) Corr. The service started late because the morning boats… Read More


Coop

The Island is full of fishing legends. And more than a few legendary fishermen. But when it comes down to it, there is only one… Read More


Sports report from the future: MVRHS meditation team cruises to another championship

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School meditation team won an unprecedented third straight state title on Saturday, soundly defeating the Northampton Nitnanyandas, 8… Read More


Epilogue — Broken Wing

The day after Juan’s story was published, I received a mysterious text, reading, “I know what happened to Simon. Call me.” After scanning my… Read More