Monday, May 28, 2012

"Mens sana in corpore sano" redux

Fred Harrigan, Editor, The News and Sentinel, 1969
Somewhere in the athletic buildings of so many schools is the phrase "Mens sana in corpore sano".

One is reminded of this when looking at these photos (from our archives) taken in 1969, of a newspaper editor in the small New Hampshire town of Colebrook, located just ten miles south of the Canadian border.

This editor was intensely familiar - an archetypal New Englander.  He was a leader as comfortable with scholarly pursuits as repairing a printing press or tractor.

(And for anyone who assumed that Normal Rockwell "made up" all of his characters and small town living,  these photos may help to put some of those thoughts to rest.)


 
 




 
 




 





 
 
 





 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 


There is a false dichotomy between hands-on (literally) and high-brow (literarily).  Thankfully, the Gen Yers and millennials, especially entrepreneurs eschewing cubicles, have more correctly understood these two sides are both necessary for a life of independence, alignment, and control.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Judson Hale's Summer People vs. Townspeople


Photo from our archives



“Summer people favor maintaining their town roads as narrow, dirt roads. Townspeople would like to widen and hard-top them for ease of plowing. 

As former Vermont Life editor Brian Vachon pointed out to me, summer people cut their kids hair at home. Townspeople's kids go to a barber.

Summer people are against growth.  Townspeople are in favor of growth. Both are against 'progress'.”

- Judson Hale, Inside New England



Saturday, May 19, 2012

Nonquitt, Massachusetts



Nonquitt, technically part of Dartmouth, was established as a private, 455 acre summer colony in 1872.  It has remained close to that to this day.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Newport Harbor Opens Up


Sailing season opened in Newport yesterday, and the weather was spectacular.