Byline: By RUTH CHARNEY

Bow and arrow

10/26/19

The boy lines up his tools. Each one, worn and polished smooth from the wear of other’s hands. He is learning their names. He likes that each has a...

Expectations or travels

7/30/19

“I am not what I expected.” Anne Sexton When I was younger I expected to travel. I would be one who loved the road, but truthfully, I get carsick...

Phone service

6/17/19

I am getting ready to go overseas. I’m excited — busily excited. My lists seem to get longer even as I check off my up-teen little boxes. Pick up...

Redemption

5/23/19

Breaking news: Judy Clark receives parole. After serving 37 years, in federal prison for her role in a 1981 bungled robbery where two policemen and...

A tale about kingdoms

4/9/19

He gets the black knights. Grandma gets the silver. He has his kingdom. Grandma has hers. His kingdom includes turrets and dungeons. Grandma’s is a...

This year, I did not march on Saturday, Jan. 19. I allowed the excuse of bad weather and exhaustion to stop me. I used, as well, the reports of...

She’s four pounds of intention. She’s four months of curiosity and explosive energy. It took less than four minutes for us to fall in love. Only...

To speak your truth and not be heard

10/22/18

Do you remember the Greek myth about Cassandra? Remember how Cassandra was courted by the god Apollo and how he gave her the gift of prophesy?Our...

What happened was …

10/5/18

We set off for a two-week vacation, when I discovered that I had an over-due CD from The Greenfield Library.  Worse than that I had no renewals...

What happened was… We set off for a two-week vacation, when I discovered that I had an over-due CD from Greenfield Public Library. Worse than that,...

My Turn: Tale of two Jays

7/23/18

This is a true tale about two people both named Jay. Both Jays, Jay One and Jay Two live and work in Greenfield. No doubt you may have met one or...

I am not a gun person, by which I mean I’ve never owned or fired a gun, nor do I want to. However, I am an active participant in what many call the...

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