A Big Fat Thanksgiving Lie

A notable Thanksgiving for Commentator and Pulitzer Prize wining jouralist, Madeleine Blais, who once entered a rigged holiday writing contests (if you entered, you won), and made the dinner gravy congeal in the process.

Frogs Are To Warming Water As Humans Are To…

If you put a frog in a pot of room-temperature water and gradually bring the water to a boil, the frog remains in the water and dies. Humans should know better when it comes to this kind of thing says commentator Ellen Moyer.

Summer’s End Can’t Come Fast Enough

For most of us, the arrival of Labor Day weekend marks the bittersweet finale to the season of vacation and rest. Our commentator doesn’t feel wistful about summer’s end this year.

“It’s the life that might have been mine…”

For a long time, it was almost a given that farming stayed in the family, but that’s not always the case anymore for young people starting out, including our commentator Rebecca Everett, a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Prom Pre-Show Insanity As Spectator Sport

Commentator and high school student fashionista Lauren Padilla is wrapping up her junior year at Longmeadow High. The tradition is, juniors can attend the senior prom. But, for her, there would be no bigger nightmare.

Bored And Bothered By Dick And Jane

Artwork from the iconic Dick and Jane series was auctioned off earlier this week. Baby boomers well-remember these elementary school primers – some wistfully and some not so much.