Welcome. Edgartown News was born from the simple fact that I have ink and Dektol in my veins and I need to write and photograph more than I need air or food, and from my love for this little town where I grew up and raised my family, the town I have left a few times but can't quite shake for good. Here you will find wanderings and musings, photographs and commentary; the people, places, and happenings - past and present - of a small island town: my home town.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from Edgartown News

Yes, merry Christmas, whatever the words mean to you, from the most religious interpretation all the way to its simply being a greeting of kindness and good cheer, an opportunity to get outside of our own concerns  for a brief moment.  God knows, we can all use all the kindness and human connections we can give, and make, and get these days, don't you think - more than ever, it seems to me - and I do believe that whatever one's religion or faith tradition happens to be, warmth and kindness and human connections are at the heart of the true meaning of Christmas. So yes, may we all have the happiest and merriest of Christmases, and everything good for the New Year.

Christmas, Edgartown
My favorite Christmas decoration - anywhere, and for all time - is the Star of Bethlehem that shines over Edgartown every year above the town clock. Its simplicity, and the fact that it sits above the town as a beacon, and that it is always there - since before I was born, even - begin my list of reasons why.


  1. As usual, a lovely photo! Thanks - and Merry Christmas. - heidi

  2. Merry Christmas Sara ! And here's to a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year to all! Pat A