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The Missing Fens

This story was published in the Spring 2017 issue of Connecticut Woodlands magazine. For more, please visit ctwoodlands.org. ~~~ I. Looking for a Fen From a snowy gravel road on the shoulder of Canaan Mountain, in Litchfield County, the flat Housatonic Valley looks like the work of a god-sized steamroller. A geologist, however, might revere this gulf … Continue reading The Missing Fens

Changing Seasons

Spring arrives to a troubled climate and strange sights on the streets of Hartford.   This story was published in "State of the Capitol," a former weekly blog about urban life and culture from my year living in Hartford, Connecticut. ~~~ Hartford gets snow on the first day of April. Morning is rainy and humid, … Continue reading Changing Seasons

A Protest in Hartford

A scene from the March for Jobs, Justice, and a Livable Planet in downtown Hartford. This story was published in "State of the Capitol," a former weekly blog about urban life and culture from my year living in Hartford, Connecticut. ~~~ The drivers on I-84 must have seen the line of bright winter jackets and … Continue reading A Protest in Hartford

“Why In God’s Name Did You Move to Hartford?”

An explanation to my fellow Connecticut residents. This story was published in "State of the Capitol," a former weekly blog about urban life and culture from my year living in Hartford, Connecticut. ~~~ Over Thanksgiving I paid a visit to an old friend's parents to field their annual questions on the state of my life. … Continue reading “Why In God’s Name Did You Move to Hartford?”

The Hartford Public Library Does Not Have Any Desks

My search for quiet place to write in the city. This story was published in "State of the Capitol," a former weekly blog about urban life and culture from my year living in Hartford, Connecticut. ~~~ When I left my corporate job to write full-time, I was too worried about losing things like income or … Continue reading The Hartford Public Library Does Not Have Any Desks