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Have Faith: Time to try meditation

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Have you ever had a conversation with people who meditate on a regular basis? I have and I have to say, we don't always...

Honoring those who have died from COVID-19

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The Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard will ring the church bell in the Stevens Chapel on Friday, Feb. 26, at 5 pm in...

Living a sweet life

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“My life is awesome,” is how Ed BenDavid began our conversation last week. He's 85 (although he did tell me at first that he's...

Have Faith: Hello, my old friend

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When you grow up Catholic, Lent is a very big deal. And when you're a child, it's an even bigger deal, because you can't...

Happy birthday, dear Florine

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Florine Rogers turned 90 last week and it was quite a surprise for her to see the Tisbury police coming up the road to...

Have Faith: A new shepherd

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Anytime I can take a drive up-Island to Aquinnah I do it. Usually it's when we have visitors and they want to see the...

Have Faith: Deep listening

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In the days after the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6, it seemed a good idea to gather with and listen to what...

Man with a mission

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After you've lived on the Island for a couple of years in the off-season, you start to recognize people everywhere you go. Steve Soriano,...

Have Faith: After COVID

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There are many things to miss these days, and we've all likely lamented them in one form or another. Before COVID, and before I...

Have Faith: New year, new hope

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Dear Readers: I’ve decided to re-run the column I wrote last year. I find it bittersweet after what 2020 turned out to be. When I...

Lisa Belcastro: ‘It really is an honor and privilege’

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Lisa Belcastro is in her element whenever she's helping someone else, whether it's at church with youth groups or in her role as coordinator...

Michael Wexler shares ‘sticky’ memories in latest book

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In April, I reviewed The Times’ sometimes freelancer Michael Wexler's book “The Work From Home Survival Guide,” and admitted it cracked me up. Last...

Have Faith: Taking care

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“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a...

Have Faith: Principles in politics

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They say never discuss religion or politics at a dinner party, but what about when the two topics seem inextricably connected? We've been debating...

Now playing

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While cozy dinners with friends and trips to hear live music in tightly packed venues have gone by the wayside during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Broccoli-palooza

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My obsession with finding the best broccoli salad began shortly after I discovered Cronig’s had closed down its salad bar due to COVID-19 some...

Have Faith: Sharing the faith

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This pandemic has forced us into new ways of doing things — working from home and communicating on Zoom, wearing masks and standing six...

Author accolades

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Joyce Wagner may be semi-retired, but she’s far from ready to put down her laptop. The former MV Times writer, humorist, columnist, and short...

Caesar pleaser

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Who doesn’t love a Caesar salad? It’s one of my favorite things to order when we eat out, and then I can pretend like...

Have Faith: Words and meanings

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I must've had four or five people text me or message me on Facebook all at the same time about Pope Francis' pronounced position...
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