Solace and Solid Ground
Nov08

Solace and Solid Ground

At a time when most people place print journalism in quicksand and news about mass shootings and hurricanes weighs down hearts, it is an incredible honor and challenge to be the editor of Hanover Magazine. Since the publication launched two years ago, it has been my solace. Whether I am welcomed into your homes for an interview, or I’m mingling at community events for Faces and Places, I am constantly reminded of both the hope and the...

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All Should Bloom
Sep07

All Should Bloom

I can’t imagine the fears linked to being out of control of my moods or being at the mercy of a prescription cocktail to raise my spirits or get me out of bed each day. I can’t imagine being brilliant but unable to function because my mind is sometimes so tangled up I can’t say hello to another person or enjoy a hug. Unless you have a mental illness that manifests in crippling anxieties or roller coaster moods, you can’t go there...

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Covering a Vibrant Community
Jul06

Covering a Vibrant Community

The first issue of Hanover Magazine hit the streets in the spring of 2015, just over two years ago. As the associate editor of the publication, I am thrilled with the vibrant and diverse stories we have been able to tell our readers in that time. The Hanover Magazine team set out to show – through moving words and compelling images – what it’s like to live, work and play in the greater Hanover area, and I believe we’ve done just that....

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Guilty Dogs Bark Louder
May04

Guilty Dogs Bark Louder

By both example and by their words, parents teach their children lessons that last a lifetime. Linda Esterson’s story (Things My Parents Told Me, page 22) offers a wonderful collection of parental advice that folks treasure, more now than they did as children, perhaps. “Do not ever sully the family’s name.” – Steve Hersh “Do what you love to do and the money would come eventually.” – Kirsten Smith “You don’t have to like it, you just...

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Live Your Gifts

One of my favorite columns in Hanover Magazine is Q&A. I should probably never put my byline on Q&A because the fine people featured technically write it. Their words, their hopes, their humor, sometimes their fears, fill the pages. Their words are quite often better than mine. This issue’s Q&A about Diana Klunk is no exception. During a time when tensions in our country and around the world threaten to dull even the sun...

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Dedicated To….
Jan16

Dedicated To….

Throughout February, I tend to pull out one of my favorite collections: book dedications. To me, they represent a powerful expression of love, gratitude, humor and humility. Authors become poets as they carefully select the words, the phrase, the fonts and, sometimes, even the spacing to convey emotional volumes in a thimble. (One of my favorite length exceptions is the dedication page for A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony...

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