The View From the Wharf: How Do You Start Your Day?

The View From the Wharf: How Do You Start Your Day?

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know I’ve not been feeling wonderful lately about life in these United States. Every morning I get up and read the New York Times and the Guardian and Esquire and therefore pretty much start every day angry, with no place for the...
The View From The Wharf: Whither Arts & Culture in Ptown?

The View From The Wharf: Whither Arts & Culture in Ptown?

A significant part of Provincetown’s identity as an arts colony is its literary tradition—and, more specifically, its theatre. The Provincetown Players, a mixed group of writers, playwrights, actors, and artists—and the first truly American theatre company—in 1915...
The View From The Wharf: A Fading Heritage

The View From The Wharf: A Fading Heritage

“It used to be real wild around here. Fishermen had bars to celebrate in and small grocery stores where you could buy supplies on credit. That’s all gone now. Now it’s all regulated and full of tourists. Fishermen don’t matter that much anymore.” Fishing...
The View From the Wharf: Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes!

The View From the Wharf: Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes!

Well, yes, now that you mention it, I do miss David Bowie. Rather a lot. But this week it’s some other changes that I have in mind: time change, and climate change. And I’m feeling pretty negative about both of them. I was honored to officiate at a beautiful wedding...
Whose Place is Provincetown, Anyway?

Whose Place is Provincetown, Anyway?

For anyone who hasn’t yet heard me do my spiel, I’ve embarked on a series of murder mysteries that take place during Provincetown’s theme weeks. 2017 saw Death of a Bear and Murder at Fantasia Fair; next year will be The Deadliest Blessing (Portuguese Festival) and an...
The View From the Wharf: Being Sam Seaborn

The View From the Wharf: Being Sam Seaborn

If you got the allusion, then you’re definitely one of my people! Aaron Sorkin is, by and large, a god, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the thoughts and fluency he gave his West Wing characters—especially speechwriter Sam Seaborn. For years now, Sam Seaborn...
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