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Woodside Story: Pass the readers

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I’m here to tell you that some of us still enjoy reading. All the same, as a lifelong reader, writer, and bookstore owner (Sun Porch...

Woodside Story: The joy of pets

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For those of us seniors who love animals — seemingly loving them beyond life itself (come on, admit it, it’s that meaningful) — figuring...

Woodside Story: The boogeyman of old age

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It probably wouldn’t matter to us if the only downside to elderliness was, well, to put it bluntly, looking crappy. We do endure that...

Woodside Story: Ancestors

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So your mother was an opera singer who married an American G.I., and yet continued to keep her bonds with her arty and famous...

Woodside Story: Strength training

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It’s not just kids who dream about being superheroes. I’m thinking everybody at every age would like to be stronger. Tougher. When I was...

Woodside Story: No need to panic

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We think we prepare for being old — or, to use a more shuddery word, elderly — but we don’t, do we? We back...

Humor for the holidays

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We’re laughing more on the Island, thanks to a comedy producer from Cape Cod, Gary Marino. Dig it! — as Lenny Bruce would have...

Family business

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They’ve done it before and, the comedy gods willing, they’ll do it again. Vineyard-based writers and comedians Marty Nadler and his brilliant (if I...

A rollicking read

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For all who know and love Gwyn McAllister — the person and her work — here on the Island, particularly her many articles for...

Walden revisited

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It’s a crazy publishing situation, as most publishing situations tend to be these days, and all writers can relate to this: We’re only a...

Lots of laughs

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Charlie Nadler arrived in the world at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on July 11, 1984 — and I can attest to this because I...

Double the dads, double the fun

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They did this last year at the M.V. Film Center, and no one asked them not to do it again. Longtime comedy writer and...

In Thoreau’s footsteps

Some of us, at various ages and stages, have fallen hard for the prince of the Concord woods, specifically the woods around the homey...

The Island’s great writing guru

When you walk into Aronie’s decades-old Chilmark Writing Workshop — or maybe you stagger in, if you’re as nervous about taking up the wordsmith...

Meet the mentalist

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Is he a comedian? Or a psychic? Well, he’s both, ladies and gentlemen, bearing in mind that on this upcoming Sunday, Oct. 17, from...

A guide for happier times

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This new travel book, offered by Schiffer Publishing of Atglen, Pa., a company that’s been putting out fine guidebooks for years, is a tad...

‘Happier Days!’ are here again

You’d think there would be more father-son comedy duos. Did Lenny Bruce sire any kids? What about Jay Leno? (To answer those questions in...

Straight to the heart

This is the best book I’ve ever read. Better than “War And Peace,” you might ask? Or “The Sun Also Rises” or “Anne of Green...

Recreating history

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You know artist Margot Datz’s murals at the two Steamship terminals: In Vineyard Haven, a schemata of a wavelet-spewed harbor, sailboats, docks, and puffy...

Close Encounters: The Wilsons

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It started with a hug a few weeks ago, to wit my first nonfamily, post-vac, full-on nuzzle of this bright new season of hope...