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Personal Essay

City Life

The Real, Essential Backstory of ‘the Embrace’

The ceremony that took place before the monument to Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, was revealed had all the hallmarks […]

City Life

The Case Against Trying To ‘Have It All’

Walt Disney once said that if you can visualize it and if you can dream it, there’s a way to do it. Yet this was […]

City Life

To Jeep, or Not to Jeep, That is the Question

It was the first week of May 2022, and I was thinking about my car, specifically how long it was going to last. My hope […]

City Life

Jane Swift and Me, 20 Years Later

On a warm, sunny day this past summer, I drove up a long driveway to former Governor Jane Swift’s Williamstown farm, located high on a […]

Arts & Entertainment

A Veteran Boston Writer Fondly Recalls His Hollywood Adventures

Let’s face it: Even in buttoned-up Boston, we’re no strangers to the glamour and allure of Hollywood. Old-time stars like Bette Davis and Jack Lemmon […]


Is This the End of the High School Varsity Jacket?

As the days become cooler and leaves start to fall, a wave of nostalgia washes over me as I watch my 16-year-old twin boys head […]

City Life

Adventures in Aunthood

There was a time when I never would have chosen to climb onto a piece of playground equipment teeming with screaming children—and when the very […]