Adams Street, Springfield, MA

by Robert S. McCarthy I figured Adams Street and the South End were just fond memories. I was mistaken. Adams Street in the primarily Italian South End runs northeast three city blocks from Main Street to Ashmun Street. Joe Morello, later the drummer for The Dave Brubeck Quarter, was raised there, but I remember itContinue reading “Adams Street, Springfield, MA”

Great Blue Heron on the Swift River

by Linda Warren I vexed a Great Blue Heron as I walked the path along the catch-and-release section of this stream that flows year round, gift of the accidental wilderness around the reservoir that quenches Boston. She didn’t move far, just to another fallen log, an easy pebble toss from where I stood. She lookedContinue reading “Great Blue Heron on the Swift River”

They, Me & the Sea

by Berith Arragh Hogan Since first the ticks of time recorded me in attendance I have made a yearly pilgrimage to Cape Ann on Massachusetts’s rocky North Shore – on some lucky, and some sad, occasions the trip has exceeded the yearly dictate. Funerals, weddings, Thanksgivings, spring breaks, and deathbeds dot the calendar in between.Continue reading “They, Me & the Sea”