Granite State of Mind

Join me for a Tribute to the Excitable Boys: Zevon and Waits

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Rob Azevedo 0
So, we compromised (Imagine that? In these days of rage and hate) and billed this Saturday’s tribute night in Concord at NEC: “A Tribute to The Excitable Boys:  Warren Zevon and Tom Waits.”  The free show starts at 5:30 p.m. and the half-rack of artists playing their favorite songs by these two musical titans all know exactly what they need to do to capture the essence of both artists. READ MORE
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Staying together for the kids? Is it always better?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Dr. John D. Rich Jr. 0
A marriage that started out so fabulously, with so much good will and optimism, is now so mired in darkness that the thought of divorce is a regular contemplation. In some cases, the children are the only reason the marriage is still intact, the weakest of glues holding a fragile ceramic figurine in one piece. READ MORE

Am I my brother’s killer?

Sunday, August 13, 2017 Jim Robidoux 0
I am my brother’s keeper, and need to live according to our Lord’s instruction, starting in Genesis all the way through the last verse of Revelation. We in America complain how little time we have and must listen to ourselves – we must use our time and resources to honor our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. If we can live like our Lord and Savior (our perfect example), maybe then we won’t wonder, “Am I my brother’s killer?” READ MORE
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My Motown memories revisited, thanks to New Hampshire’s soul survivors

Thursday, August 3, 2017 Rob Azevedo 1
There’s just something about Motown music that brings out that crooner in all of us, even those buried beneath a furnace of life’s rank frustrations.  It’s true.  I saw it, felt it, smelt it, tasted it, just last weekend at New England College in Concord, where one funky band and three funky solo artists tackled some classic Motown tunes and made them their own. 
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Ask Dr. John: Using rewards as part of your effective parenting toolbox

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Dr. John D. Rich Jr. 0
Humans have many needs, one of which is the need for esteem. If your daughter does not hear positive words from you, she will seek positive regard from others the rest of her life. If your son never hears that you are proud of him, he will seek approval from others for the rest of his life. I wish to reiterate what we have discussed previously – just because your parents did it, doesn’t mean it was the best way to get it done. It is up to you, in the process of reading this here and now, to make decisions about the kind of parent you want to be, and the kind of child you want to help create. READ MORE

Power to the People: PSNH to be Restructured at Last – Maybe

Monday, July 31, 2017 D. Maurice Kreis 0
At issue is the Access Northeast natural gas pipeline, in which PSNH’s parent company is a major investor.  If built, Access Northeast would slice across southern New England and supposedly relieve the fuel supply shortages that bedevil the region’s natural gas generators during those few hours in an ultra-cold winter (like those of 2013 and 2014) when the priority claims of those who use natural gas to heat their premises allegedly leave insufficient fuel to make enough electricity. READ MORE