Category Archives: Wakefield


Sunshower is not what you think it is. Sunshower hit me hard a long time ago and has found me again. It left my head warm and my skin red, as I was overwhelmed with the message the rush of … Continue reading

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Partitionism and Social Law

Last week the Wakefield Memorial High School Class of 1983 Reunion Committee raffled a framed 41” x 29” print of my drawing titled Partitionism and Social Law. The fundraiser was a benefit to our town’s First Baptist Church after it … Continue reading

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Smack That Pivot

Do you remember what you did? It was a long time ago, the fall of 1976. I was eleven. You were what, thirteen, fourteen? I ask this because you were bigger, and in a higher grade. I wish you’d acted … Continue reading

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  Embrace will be featured in Ara’s 4th book, due March 2018. Available by pre-order only:

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Made in America

The Made in America photograph is a blend of two centuries, where a ninety-year-old sidewalk provided an entrance for a beautiful lady—a lady of today—who’s on the go. Both subjects capture our attention with their unique charms. The 1920’s-era Massachusetts … Continue reading

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The Cryless Class

The Cryless Class will be featured in my March 2018 book of short stories.      

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The Attic Trunk

It was the summer of 1978. The three of us, thirteen-year-old neighborhood boys, stood in front of the old abandoned Maxim house. Old lady Maxim had been dead for a few years. She’d been a crabby one, to us, to … Continue reading

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Boy Soldiers

And the boys marched because it was something to do, they headed across their small town and the open countryside to engage in battle, first gathering their gear and then mobilizing their munitions and cannon, the fighting taking place yard … Continue reading

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