Dark Shadows

       It’s late October. Full moons and ghostly beings abound. I’m harkened back to a time in my early childhood when all things were possible: the days of the 1966 horror-infused soap opera Dark Shadows.      I would make any excuse to cut my after-school play time short so I could catch […]

Golden Years

     When I saw the help-wanted ad in the Stoneham Independent for  Weekend Activity Assistant at Brightview Senior Living facility in Woburn, I thought I’d reply and try to arrange an interview. The job description sounded interesting. “Activities” is such a broad term I had no idea what it might entail. If nothing came […]