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Tim O'Shea at the New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester.
(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

One Man’s Plan: A day at the New Hampshire Food Bank

Sunday, December 14, 2014

When was the last time you were hungry? I don’t mean standing in line for Sunday Brunch at the local diner and wow doesn’t that short stack of pancakes look amazing kind of hungry. I’m talking about a distracting ache inside your stomach, a constant dull pain making you lightheaded, and an anxiety that spins inside, leaving you cranky, weak …

One Man’s Plan: Volunteering at Ward 7 showed me the true face of democracy

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Feeling a little cynical these days? Frustrated with your fellow citizens for choosing that bozo or reelecting such a nincompoop? In the surge toward this year’s election, I’d been swimming in a sea of cynicism, drenched by negative ads and images that made me wonder if America’s Biggest Idiot was running against the …

Living in an empty nest isn’t so bad

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My children left home for school a few months ago. My wife and I dropped our son off first, followed by our daughter a week later. We hugged them both, reminded them to stay in touch and told them we loved them. The confusion and sadness that overtook us on that second ride …