Snapshots from beautiful Duxbury

 A new twist on a dream home -living in a Lighthouse House. The private home is sited at the beginning of the wooden Powder Point Bridge.

Wonderful fun to drive across Powder Point Bridge, which was at one time the oldest and longest wooden bridge in the US. It lost that status when the bridge was damaged by fire and completely rebuilt in the late 1980s. The bridge is one of two ways for the public to access Duxbury Beach.

Duxbury Beach, like Crane Beach and Plum Island, is a barrier beach that is home to Piping Plovers in the summer and Snowy Owls during the winter months. Read more about Duxbury Beach here.

“Our mission is to restore and to preserve the beaches in so far as reasonably possible in their natural state as host to marine life, native and migratory birds and indigenous vegetation, as barrier beaches for the protection of Duxbury and Kingston and as a priceless environmental asset to the Commonwealth and the nation; and to operate for the benefit of the people of Duxbury and the general public a public recreational beach with all necessary and incidental facilities, while preserving the right to limit and regulate such use so as to be consistent with the corporation’s primary ecological objective.”

Duxbury cranberry bog


Dear Colleagues, Supporters, and Friends,
I want to share an update on my recent and ongoing projects and look forward to becoming more active in sharing my work and progress with you. Toward this end, I plan to share another update this summer and hope you will share your thoughts and reactions. I look forward to continuing to engage with you about my work and yours.
Scars of Silence
Three Generations From The Armenian Genocide
(working title)

A heartfelt thanks to all of you who have supported this film over these past 8 years. There is no way to make a documentary film like this without the generous support we’ve received and we are truly grateful.

Over the past two years we have continued to hone the footage down to include the additional scenes from my last trip to Turkey.  While we don’t have a complete edit of the entire film, we have a compelling assembly of these scenes. The next step is to create the all-important rough cut.

I must confess, when Abby and I began this journey together in 2012, I was sure that the film would be about Abby connecting with our family’s Armenian heritage. It never occurred to me that I would eventually have to step out from behind the camera, where I’ve apparently been hiding for decades, and discover that I too, have a story to tell. Abby, Rebecca and my close friends have been trying to tell me this all along the way.  One doesn’t need to know that they are traumatized to feel the effects of trauma. Lesson learned!

What’s next? My plan is to collaborate with a production company I trust, who can shepherd our film through post production and all the way through its release. I know the production company I want to work with. It’s just a matter of whether it’s a good fit and that the timing is right for them. More on this in my next update.


Logline: An Armenian-American father and daughter set out to understand the powerful legacy of genocide and the ways that a century of silence and denial has shaped their family and themselves. When your family’s brutal past is denied, how do you make sense of the present? What is your story?

Description: Nubar and his daughter Abby set out to find their story. They travel to Eastern Turkey in search of their family’s ancestral homes. For Nubar, the return to this land is revelatory. “I didn’t realize that trauma could be silently passed from one generation to another,” he says. “It was so much a part of me, I didn’t even notice it. Being in that land released it.” The film follows Nubar from avoidance, through painful recognition, to an embrace of his family’s story.

Check Out This Scene of yours truly getting a shave in a barber shop in Istanbul HERE. You can see more details and make a tax-deductible donation HERE

Recipe For Disaster: Green Crabs in The Great Marsh

The story of an ecological catastrophe in the making in four neighboring towns on the Massachusetts coast. As native scallops, mussels, clams, and protective eelgrass disappear under the explosive invasion of green crabs, scientists, local experts, and residents are scrambling to save the marsh from decimation.

This short, powerful documentary film explores one aspect of the consequences of climate change that are echoed in coastal communities around the world, with stunning footage of the beautiful marshes and estuaries whose salvation may come on a dinner plate.

Running Time: 06:30
Format: Interviews and Verité style footage
Release Date: Summer 2018

Many thanks to our supporters and everyone who appeared in or worked on this film.

You can watch it here:

I’ve been asked whether I’m planning to do a follow-up, which I am considering,as part of my ongoing interest in telling stories about the impact of climate change. I am actively seeking more projects related to climate change and would love to hear about potential opportunities and partnerships on this subject. Please contact me by email at: to share ideas and learn more about my passion for this work

Still Photography
I love this quote by photographer Ralph Gibson: “I am not the music; I’m the radio through which the music plays. So I follow the work, I don’t lead the work. I go where the work sends me.”

Over the past two years, the work has been sending me into our yard, up on the roof, to hiking trails and anywhere I can find leaves to photograph. I don’t collect or arrange them. I just photograph them. It’s amazing how many cool looking leaves have landed on our barbeque grill (see below). This wasn’t my idea. It just started happening. I was even forced (by the leaves themselves) to purchase a new camera with a larger sensor so that the prints would have more image fidelity (more grey tones between black & white).

Speaking of prints, I’m planning a print sale of these leaf images which you can see HERE: 5 beautiful museum quality prints at a great price.


I love doing portraits in black and white and color for authors, musicians, politicians……anyone, really. My approach is simple and direct. I don’t use lights or assistants. Just you and me in a setting of your choice. For more information please reach out to me at

The Gloucester Pride Stride cancelled

After much research and monitoring it is with regret that we announce that The Gloucester Pride Stride will be taking this year, 2020, off from our annual event held on the last Sunday of April. For 32 years, the Pride Stride Walk has provided a platform for local non-profits and community groups to raise over $1,000,000. Unfortunately over the last four years, participation from nonprofits and sponsorship has dropped off causing the event to run in the negative.

During the coming year, the Gloucester Pride Stride committee will reassess our plan for the future. If you are interested in helping the Gloucester Pride Stride please contact us at

The Lynne “Lani” Vachon Memorial Scholarship and Gloucester Pride Stride Scholarship will continue to be awarded during this time.

Thank you for your participation and support over the last 32 years!

The Pride Stride Committee

Northshore Magazine’s Grand Tasting

Northshore Magazine sure knows how to throw a party.  Last night’s Grand Tasting at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury was phenomenal.  With over 40 vendors with unique culinary treats and delicious cocktails we were able to sample some of the North Shore’s finest for sure.  Beautiful displays, a fun crowd, and attention to detail allowed the atmosphere to rival the amazing food.  Definitely an event to not be missed so keep an eye out for next year’s date!

Award-winning chefs, exquisite wines, and tantalizing tastes from the region’s top restaurants and gourmet food and wine shops come together once again for this fun foodie event. Enjoy scrumptious savory and sweet nibbles from local food artisans—making everything from lobster ravioli to small batch rum to hand-made chocolate treats.



Newly Opened The Mill in Essex

The Mill opened recently in Essex at 121 Eastern Ave and it is completely charming. I spoke with owner Josh who has been very pleased with the response so far. This cozy cafe serves baked goods, soups sandwiches and other goodies 7 Am – 5 PM every day except Monday. Megan served me the best scone I have had in a very long time: blueberry with lemon glaze. So good! It’s right next to Schooner’s Market. Give it a try.

Savour Wine & Cheese Wine Seminar Series #2: Exploring The Wines Of Portugal

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Reserve your spot here:

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Please call Kathleen or Courtney – 978. 282 .1455 to reserve your seating.
Option to register online :

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