Archive for June, 2009

Sojo post

Had another piece of mine published over at the God’s Politics blog … it’s called “Are single moms the new widows?”  Check it out.

Garden / Life Update

It’s been a while since I’ve shown some update photos of the garden. I’ve thrown in a few photos from important events in our lives over the last month or so.  Enjoy!

For more photos of our camping trip in ME (many more great photos than I can share here), click here, here, and here.

Redemption Day

“Redemption Day,” by Sheryl Crow

I’ve wept for those who suffer long
But how I weep for those who’ve gone
Into rooms of grief and questioned wrong
But keep on killing
It’s in the soul to feel such things
But weak to watch without speaking
Oh what mercy sadness brings
If God be willing

There is a train that’s heading straight
To heaven’s gate, to heaven’s gate
And on the way, child and man,
And woman wait, watch and wait
For redemption day

Fire rages in the streets
And swallows everything it meets
It’s just an image often seen
On television
Come leaders, come you men of great
Let us hear you pontificate
Your many virtues laid to waste
And we aren’t listening

What do you have for us today
Throw us a bone but save the plate
On why we waited til so late
Was there no oil to excavate
No riches in trade for the fate
Of every person who died in hate
Throw us a bone, you men of great

There is a train that’s heading straight
To heaven’s gate, to heaven’s gate
And on the way, child and man,
And woman wait, watch and wait
For redemption day

It’s buried in the countryside
It’s exploding in the shells at night
It’s everywhere a baby cries
Freedom

freelance happenings

I’m pretty excited about a story assignment I got today from Edible Boston Magazine (“Celebrating the Abundance of Local Foods, Season by Season”).  It’s a feature on a family-owned, local organic farm south of Boston that utilizes solely local high school and college students as labor during the summer.  A NYT article last week details the trend among some college students of using their summers to work on farms, change food policies, and escape the rigors of academia. Take a look if you have a chance.  My article is for the Fall Issue, so I hope to keep you posted on the blog as I visit the farm and do the reporting this summer.

Also, check out this piece I wrote for sojourners’ God’s Politics blog on gardening, posted today.

If anyone knows of additional writing opportunities (journalistic, marketing, Web, print, whatever), feel free to send them my way. (steve [at] thebostonwriter [dot] com)