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Opinions are interesting creatures. So powerful when expressed. Anyone who talks politics or hangs out on social media lately has to be uncomfortably aware of how divisive they can be. But they can … more
Spending snow days paging through garden magazines or scrolling pinterest never fails to make me feel inadequate and envious. That can’t be intentional. Photos chosen for publication, and … more
I refuse to subscribe to the adage “Christmas comes but once a year”. I’d be some kind of Scrooge if I weren’t all for brightening up the darkest days of winter with … more
Late fall is so revealing. When summer’s wrapping is ripped away and flung to the side, keyhole views widen into panoramas. Secret gardens open to the public and crowded yards like mine begin … more
I never liked being put on the spot at Thanksgiving. No matter how grateful I am for things like my health, a loving family, generous friends, and homemade cranberry sauce, someone else around the … more
Just about everyone I know has brought their winter clothes out of storage and put summer stuff away. I haven’t. My tank tops and t-shirts will spend the winter in my dresser alongside … more
Hardwired in my DNA is a deep refusal to ever be landlocked, aside from maybe a week or two of vacation. I have to live within sniffing if not spitting distance of a large body of water, preferably … more
I just spent an hour scrolling through dozens of images of spiders — some of them much too close-up for comfort — to answer a question that must be at the front of your mind if it’s … more
Making wood furniture was a time and labor intensive job prior to the mid-nineteenth century. All pieces were made by hand. Lambert Hitchcock thought that there must be a better way. He began to mass … more
When I was a kid I knew a girl named Anemone. No matter how carefully I concentrated, placing my tongue against the roof of my mouth just so and squinting to see the spelling against my eyelids, I … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.