Archive for March, 2012

As blogs, Facebook, Twitter and photo sharing sites like Flickr have exponentially increased the ranks of would-be “citizen journalists,” they have also increased the chances each of us has for moments of microcelebrity. Writer Clive Thompson coined the term “microcelebrity” a few years back to describe the way that DIY (Do It Yourself) media has […]


In the spring of 1942, as World War II was being fought on two fronts, local soldiers and sailors serving overseas were much on the mind of their hometown. The Wakefield Daily Item ran a regular feature, “With Our Boys in the Service,” complete with photos and updates. Meanwhile back in Wakefield, Factory Field, where […]


Snow Deal

08Mar12

One day last fall as I headed out for a morning walk, my neighbor stopped me as I strode past his house. “See this?” Ron asked, pointing to the contraption sitting in front of his garage. “It’s a snow blower.” Yes, I know,” I replied, suddenly feeling like I had walked into a Leslie Nielsen […]



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