Inspiration

I just got off the phone with Globe Spotlight reporter Sacha Pfeiffer. The voice I’ve heard on radio for WBUR’s All Things Considered was coming through the speakers on my phone. I had the chance to interview Pfeiffer for a talk she is giving in Lexington, the town I cover. She is speaking, among other things, about […]

(Part One) – Her name was Clancy

Chaco province was dry and hot that year. Living out of hotels was part of Gerry’s business, and simple phrases like “Where is the bathroom?” and “Where can I get a good drink” became part of an ever-growing  vocabulary he brought back to his family back in New Jersey. His seven-year-old sister Stella’s international vocabulary always […]

So many ideas

My father was always the budding entrepreneur. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, he ran his own artist management business, booking clubs with musical entertainment around the Boston area. From there, he became a salesman at a regular-guy job, but the particular ping of entrepreneurial spirit never left him. He went on to try and revive […]

Mondays, and how to cope

Today is Monday, the beginning of most work weeks throughout the globe. It’s what we all look forward to on Sunday (begrudgingly) and the way we all consider all other days at least marginally better. For myself, it is a day to look ahead to the rest of the week. This is the day I […]

First day

Today marks my first day of employment at Malden Public Access Television as the Citizen Journalism coordinator. It’s never too long before I start something new, but for some reason this feels special. Those new job jitters are their own special kind of high, but meeting the volunteer journalists I am working with, and the […]