A blog about movies and the Sturbridge area, including The Brookfields, Brimfield, Charlton, Holland, Wales, and Spencer as well as adjacent towns.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sturbridge Times Magazine is out, Shameless Self-Promotion-December edition

December is here and I am starting to get worried.  This does not go down well with my fellow citizens in the region, but I am hoping, if not praying for a harsh winter.  Yup, the lovely weather and temp outside is great only if you liked the plethora of mosquitoes last summer.  There was other obnoxious wildlife in profusion as well.  The squirrels were so plentiful and bold that one actually came up to the window, knocked and asked if the kitchen was open and could he see a take-out menu.  Okay, I'm exaggerating, but a season of cold would knock back some of the vermin and make working in the garden at least less unpleasant.  I know, I whined about this last month.  Let's hope the climate improves (or do I mean deteriorates?).

Sturbridge Times Magazine is out and it is time to self-promote. On Page 8 is my review of the African novelist Chinua Achebe's account of the heartrending tragedy of the Biafran war.  Never heard of it?  Something for the history challenged.

On a happier note, When people think of Gilbertville, well people don't think of Gilbertville all that often.  Rose32 is a bakery that may not make the little burg the gastronomical capital of New England, but it is a jewel.  Read about it on Page 16.

I didn't think so then, but George McGovern was right.  See Page 24.

My work is published with my pen name, Richard Morchoe.  So I hope you will look for that moniker in the articles.  Also, please check out my writing blog here.

I'm not the only one who writes for the Sturbridge Times Magazine.  There are many other articles for your reading pleasure.  So look for it on a newstand.  If you don't find one, you can download a pdf at the Sturbridge Times Magazine website.  It should be up in a day or two