An Urge for Going

An Urge for Going

A song and the need to become the person one is meant to be There is a song that perfectly describes autumn without ever saying the word. Maybe you know it, “Urge for Going.” Written by Joni Mitchell and first recorded more than 50 years ago by Concord native Tom...
The Dog Days of . . . Fall?

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...
The Perfect Autumn Weekend

The Perfect Autumn Weekend

Fall was created by New England (right?), so live it up How do you define the perfect weekend?Two lazy days on the couch in your comfy pants and an old sweatshirt, or a nonstop whirl of family, friends, and fun? Perhaps you’d like a little bit of both. Surely, you’ll...
Miriam Carter: A Maker and Wearer of Hats

Miriam Carter: A Maker and Wearer of Hats

It’s a well-known adage that to juggle the myriad demands of running a thriving organization requires wearing many hats. In the case of Miriam Carter, the new executive director—since January—of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, this idiom is both figurative and...