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My white privilege

“Walt, I think you missed our turn. Weren’t we supposed to turn left back there?” “Shoot, you’re right. I’ll find a place to turn around.” “Well,...

The Island’s bike paths on the road to ruin

The internet loves Martha’s Vineyard’s 44 miles of bike paths! “Martha’s Vineyard is truly a cyclist's paradise.”  “What's unique about biking on Martha's Vineyard is that...

Outrage fatigue

Recently a neighbor of mine asked how I was doing. Sighing, I responded, “I think I have COVID fatigue. The months and months of...

An Island emergency: Not enough bike helmets!

Martha’s Vineyard is suffering from a critical shortage of bike helmets, a situation that is nothing short of life-threatening. According to my own painstaking...

Journalist integrity, thy name is Fox!

The George Foster Peabody Award is broadcasting’s highest honor, and so, when the Peabody Committee announced the creation of a Peabody Award for Journalistic...

‘You knew … and still my boy is dead’

In Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1975 horror film “Jaws,” a drama teacher named Lee Fierro plays the mother whose son was killed by the shark....

Real grownups also wear helmets

Fortunately for me, I was wearing a good bike helmet when a pickup truck ran me off the road early one morning in July....