Find Peace with a Digital Detox

Getaway offers unplugged vacations a stone’s throw from home When it comes to determining how close to nature a place is, the dark has always been my barometer. Growing up on the side of a mountain in rural New Hampshire meant making peace with the dark. It was...

Last Word – Fall 2018

Autumn is one of the most beautiful words in the English language. Like an appoggiatura in music—a dissonance that resolves into a consonance— the somewhat irregular au passes into the smooth mn sound in a most wistful way. It conveys its seasonal meaning, but also...

The Dog Days of . . . Fall?

September Heat Wave Liquifies Students, Teacher Blink and summer vacation is over. The poor teachers like me who postpone work on our lesson plans and syllabi because, hey, we have the entire summer to get them done, always pay for that mistake when autumn suddenly...

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Honey, Can We Talk?

Honey, Can We Talk?

BY SHANTI DOUGLASCommunication is the foundation of any healthy relation-ship, but it’s often the hardest thing for couples to do. Busy-ness and going in multiple directions distract us, and we fear that conflict is inherent in communication. Given the importance and...

A Parent’s  Final Act of Love

A Parent’s Final Act of Love

BY TINA ANNIS, ESQ. AND JEFFREY J. ZELLERS, ESQ.GLJane Concordian was an organized woman. She paid her bills on time. She maintained her tax records in a properly labeled file cabinet, and she balanced her checkbook every month. As Jane got older, she began to...

A Quiet Brook in Spring

A Quiet Brook in Spring

BY LEAH WILLINGHAM , PHOTOS BY GEOFF FORESTER I always knew that spring had arrived when I heard the brook in our backyard roar. I was usually in the kitchen the first time I noticed it, washing dishes after dinner, or untying mud-soaked boots by the back door. I...

A Parent’s Final Act of Love

A Parent’s Final Act of Love

Jane Concordian was an organized woman. She paid her bills on time. She maintained her tax records in a properly labeled file cabinet, and she balanced her checkbook every month. As Jane got older, she began to recognize her own mortality, so she did the responsible...

To Craft with One’s Own Hands

To Craft with One’s Own Hands

Every strike of the hammer moves the hot metal closer to its final shape. Like words on a page, each percussion should be decisive, clear, and move the story along to a conclusion. The plot is simple: take this piece of metal and coax it into something beautiful and...

The Life Cycle of a Home

The Life Cycle of a Home

Some young homebuyers view their first house as a starter home—an inexpensive place to hold them as they grow their family and finances. Then they seek out the next house and begin a process of purchasing homes to meet their family’s growth, and eventually downsize as...

Honey, Can We Talk?

Honey, Can We Talk?

Communication is the foundation of any healthy relation-ship, but it’s often the hardest thing for couples to do. Busy-ness and going in multiple directions distract us, and we fear that conflict is inherent in communication. Given the importance and challenge of...

Community Gardens Take Root

Community Gardens Take Root

Starting in spring, Concord’s Birch Street Community Garden hums with activity as gardeners of all ages tend more than a hundred plots of flower and vegetable gardens. It’s just more evidence that community gardening has taken root in the Capitol region. Community...