For nearly 25 years I did a lot of writing as part of my position as publications director at Hebron Academy. Here is a sampling of pieces I wrote for the Semester, the alumni magazine that we revived in 1999.
Our Own Entertainments
Human beings are storytellers. We tell stories to explain mysteries beyond our comprehension or to point out great truths or to make each other laugh. In ancient times, storytellers were travelers, bringing tales of faraway lands, of gods and goddesses and of human nature to those who could not journey. [article] [full issue]
In 1884, student George Morton hoisted a turned wooden bar to his shoulder and carried it over the hills to Hebron from his home in Paris. Placed on a stand near the Academy building and used for gymnastic exercises, this wooden bar became the school’s first piece of athletic equipment. Or so the story goes. [article] [full issue]