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Lorraine Parish


Until we meet again

One July day in the summer of 1979, 41 years ago, I made a trip from Manhattan to Martha’s Vineyard. I was in search...

White privilege and me

I am of the belief the majority of white people in this country — who care, that is — believe they understand what white...

The mask maven of Vineyard Haven

Updated, Sunday, 4:30 pm* “Move along and keep your head down. Don't touch any of the masks, just take the mask she gives you, and...

Coronavirus Chronicles: Hey, that’s my stuff!

Coronavirus Chronicles will feature occasional essays or works of art by Islanders who want to share their experience during the pandemic. Please mail submissions...

Coronavirus Chronicles: In the blink of an eye

Confession time: I've developed an acute case of critter envy. I find myself daily wanting to be one of my dogs, or a bird...

It never has been easy

Two years ago I traveled with a small group of Vineyard women to the first Massachusetts conference of Indivisible.Org. Afterward, I wrote an essay...

A mile in their shoes

I have a theory. I have many theories about many things, but this one kept rolling around in my head. So, after seeing a...

It took a village

On a beautiful June morning this past summer, as I drove to my morning Land Bank walk with my poodles in my newly restored...

Essay: Young people speaking their minds

“It’s time we stop Hey, what’s that sound? Everybody look — what’s going down?” What is that sound? My heart working in overdrive, beating to the rhythm...

Flight to a fight

I have a confession to make: I have a fear of flying. I have not flown in more than 23 years. So when the...

Get active: Local women find a cure for the political blues

Just about this time last year, I came down with symptoms of some sort of malady that I wasn’t used to: knots in my...

Marches and milestones

The author plans to attend one of the Jan. 21 Million Women Marches. The MVTimes reports in this issue on Vineyarders who will be...