Blogger pays surprise visit to Northampton Lodging

You would walk by Northampton Lodging at 129 Pleasant Street in the daytime and never give it a thought. The building itself is attractive , landscaped and attractively signed. The ship on its sign is fully rigged and sailing on calm seas. Ah, but if you were down and almost out and needed a place … Continue reading Blogger pays surprise visit to Northampton Lodging

News that’s fit to print, but

in small print, like on page 5. You probably missed the news, back on October 7th, that a 64 year old woman was run over in the parking lot of the McDonald House by a pickup belonging to the Housing Authority. I got a call about it that day from a tenant. It wasn’t until … Continue reading News that’s fit to print, but

An Old Man’s Happiness

I was sitting in front of the 40 Green Street cafe yesterday with a cup of a coffee and a buttered croissant and savoring the moment, lost in an odd kind of happiness. The leaves were coming down because they were losing their grip. I’m not losing my grip, yet. There were a lot of … Continue reading An Old Man’s Happiness