, Newburyport, MA


June 12, 2013

Having a ball at the ballot box


Walking into Town Hall, before I even knew what I might run for, I did gain a vote from a man I didn’t recognize, perhaps due to his shades and the visor pulled down over his brow. When he held the door open for me, I said, “Thank you.”

Instead of “You’re welcome” — or, speaking of brain-dead, “No problem” — he said, “Keep writing!” A nice vote of confidence, but it won’t count in Newbury’s town election.

It’s not grave enough.


Jack Garvey of Plum Island can be reached at and he approves this message.

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