Selected Samples of Adam's writing...

AAA Northern New England Journeys - January 2010

 "Adversity isn't a hurdle, it's also a building block"

    "It's just a pile of rocks," one of my friends said. Nonsense. They are just a pile of rocks like a book is just a collection of words. Neatly arranged, sometimes so intricately, you would have thought the stones were engineered to fit exactly as they were standing, these walls are monuments dating back to colonial times. They tell a stories, and outline maps. Who was here? Did these people leave any other marks on the land? Did they know these piles of stone, neat and intricate as they are, would be their legacy? Long ago, some farmer pulled these stones and wrote the book of the land around him...

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NH Union Leader - April 30th, 2009

 "Adversity isn't a hurdle, it's also a building block"

    I'm in my yard, pounding makeshift stakes for a makeshift fence into a makeshift garden when a picture of my father comes into my mind. He's tilling the garden. Carefully, he walks to the side of the old rear-tine tiller, as the old earth meets the air, soft and ready for the seeds he will plant later that afternoon. I'm about six or seven in this mental image and I don't realize how poor we are. I'm thinking about those days more and more now. I've been out of full time employment, it's benefeits, and my old co-workers since February. The ground was hard and.....

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NH Union Leader - February 4th, 2009

 "He Needs A New Place to Hang His Coffee Mug"

    My wife and I drove by a Goodwill store. I can't help it, I'm a thrifty person. That may come in handy these days. More on that in a bit.
    There was something that drove me to it. It was a white coffee mug with the words "Dream Boat" in big black letters on the side. Hilarious. For a dollar.....

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NH Union Leader - January 22nd, 2009

"Parking Ticket Inspired Him to Take on City Hall"

    They say you can't fight City Hall. While that may be true in some sense, the following is a letter I sent to the city concerning a recent parking ticket, and their official reponse. Portions of both letters have been edited for length. My effor was successful.


    I was greeted on Friday by one of your lovely orange envelopes on my car door. I can't thank you enough.
    I thought I had done everything........
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NH Union Leader - November 6th, 2008

"It's all about the Meatballs."  

    John Sununu was a big winner Tuesday night.
    Well, it wasn't his night in the political sense. But he was the winner as far as victory parties are concerned.
    You may have watched the results trickle in on WMUR. You probably saw a bunch of reporters spread out throughout the city, tucked away in banquet halls and convention rooms.
    There's nothing worse, in the broadcasting world, than being stuck at the "Victory" party when it's obviously turning out to be the opposite. I always feel sorry......
 
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Manchester Express - December 24th, 2007

"Stealing a Few Childhood Memories"

    I have some great memories of Christmas time when I was a child.
   First off, I grew up in Wisconsin. The idea that Christmas trees start at $35 and go up, way up from there is a foreign one for me.
    But then again, my memories of getting a tree around this time are a little fuzzy. That's because I think it might be a repressed
memory. I think my father stole a tree every year. I'm almost certain of it....

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Manchester Express - November 27th, 2007

"Making the Most of a Tuesday Night Out"

    Tuesdays are my night.
    It's a strange night to go out, but in Manchester it's a ritual.
    Tuesdays. Strange Brew Tavern. I'm not the only one who's figured it out, judging by the packed house every week.
    And it's the eclectic mix of people that's so striking. Poor college students mix with beer snobs and radio personalities. Blow-hards bellow about local politics and presidential...

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