Tag Archives: love

An agnostic’s prayer: Much love on a day of tragic losses in Portland and Sacopee Valley

Yesterday morning on Noyes Street in Portland a home to many was ravaged by fire. We know that 5 people lost their lives and one person was badly burned. It was the city’s deadliest fire in 30 years. Here in the Sacopee Valley, almost exactly one year after the tragic death of a young high […]

Thanks for not killing that guy, Dad

A generation before I was born and before he married my mother, my father was married to a woman with whom he had 5 children. He loved my four half sisters and half brother, but he claimed in retrospect to have not really understood how to be a father when they were young. He was […]

Alfred Moldovan: “Justify Your Existence”

Yesterday I eulogized Alfred Moldovan, my friend and hero. I had been working with the Moldovan family for the past several years to capture some of Moldovan’s many stories.  As I mentioned in a post yesterday, Zeide passed away on Monday, and so I am posting this rough short in which he recalls his time […]

On the great Ossipee Valley Music Festival

Because I have a background in event catering and organizing the occasional farm-to-table dinner party, last year my wife Jaime and I were invited by the organizers of the Ossipee Valley Music Festival to provide for the event locally sourced fare. We had our second go at working the event this weekend. It you are […]

A little Independence Day appreciation for my friends in food service

WARNING: Salty language ahead. Today, on America’s birthday, I want to thank the servers, bartenders, caterers and everyone else in the food and beverage industry as they do so much to contribute to the greatness of this nation and their efforts go relatively unsung. But what about the _______, you ask. Why not celebrate the […]