Byline: By JOHN GFROERER

John Gfroerer: Foot off the gas

2/28/21

Progress. There is no one simple definition for progress. Its measure can be different for everyone and everything. Maybe even every circumstance...

My Turn: The Capitol steps

1/17/21

It was a completely peaceful demonstration on the steps of the Capitol in Washington.I had unexpectedly come upon it while making a delivery to the...

Liberal or conservative? Be honest and consider the facts.Though never a conservative, that liberal label was not something I was interested in...

My Turn: Please, allow me to retort

8/2/20

I’ve been thinking of the movie Pulp Fiction, specifically the scene where Vincent and Jules take over the apartment of a small group of young guys...

My birthday is coming up, and this is a big one. It is big enough that I would rather choose to ignore it and pretend I am not this old. I will...

My Turn: Why we will endure

4/14/20

Back during World War II the U.S. government put out a series of films titled “Why We Fight.” In some ways they could be termed propaganda, meant...

Here we are, stuck in self-imposed quarantine, trying to be safe. It feels a bit odd and at the same time almost symbolic – safety through...

My Turn: History is watching all of us

2/20/20

One of the first documentaries I produced was a biography of Styles Bridges, a U.S. senator from New Hampshire. Few people in 2020 know much about...

It is worth considering what happens when witch hunt meets moral integrity. We hold a chapter in that story right here, in Concord. Yesterday, Dec....

My Turn: Summer of the moon

8/1/19

Might be a bit late for a moon-landing story, but this is really a post-moon-landing story with a prelude.Sunday July 20, 1969, was the last day of...

What’s the most important thing? The question makes me think of the kind of quiz I used to get years ago from my daughter Brinkley. She was always...

John Gfroerer: We are the choices we make

1/19/19

Choice. The word by itself in today’s world tends to draw attention to the abortion debate. But the word is too important to be co-opted by any one...

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