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Opinion: Sometimes, the system works
06-29-2024 7:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. With all the dysfunction we see in Washington these days, it can be tempting to lose faith...

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Opinion: Reflection on fatherhood
06-08-2024 8:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. I had a father, and I am a father. Thus, on Father’s Day, I look in two directions, toward...


Opinion: Looking forward to resting in motion
05-18-2024 7:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. Not too long ago, Nancy Jo and I finally buttoned up our estate planning documents. Ours is...


Opinion: Learning from landscapes
04-27-2024 8:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. Not long after my family and I returned from Ireland last summer, I started putting up...


Opinion: Climbing my family tree
04-06-2024 7:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. Until recently, I have not been all that interested in family history. I enjoyed my...


Opinion: My Irish roots
03-15-2024 7:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, this seems like a fine time to explore my family’s...


Opinion: Our memories enrich our everyday activities
02-25-2024 8:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. When I take my daily walk around Contoocook I will often see, hear, or even smell something...


Opinion: Happy accidents in Ireland
01-31-2024 6:30 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. In my last My Turn, I wrote about happy accidents my family has experienced while...


Opinion: The beauty in happy accidents
01-14-2024 7:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. My wife, Nancy Jo, and I have done our fair share of traveling. We’re not the most...


Opinion: Let the lights shine
12-01-2023 7:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. With the national holiday of Thanksgiving behind us and several religious holidays ahead,...


Opinion: The art of the story
11-12-2023 7:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. I recently wrote about why I write. Today I write about how I write. More often than not,...


Dandelion Hill, Pt. 3: Determining the winner of the land-tending contest
10-21-2023 4:00 PM

By PARKER POTTER

In the last year of the contest, Eartha paid particularly close attention to the land she had given Abel, Beau, and Carson.Abel was long gone from his land. After he ran out of money, he had left the area to take a job to support himself. When he...


Opinion: The reason why I write
10-18-2023 5:00 PM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. Recently, when I was picking up my canine friend Annabelle, the younger of her two human...


Dandelion Hill, Part 2: Plans for the land take shape
10-14-2023 5:00 PM

By PARKER POTTER

Able was the first of Eartha’s young relatives to really get going. He began by cutting down most of the trees on his land. He cut down pine trees and spruces, beech trees and birches, oak trees and maples. He cut down trees that gave shade to the...


Opinion: The American experiment
09-30-2023 6:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. In just over a year, we will elect a new U.S. House of Representatives, a new Senate, and...


Opinion: Reckoning with history
09-08-2023 8:57 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. In August, my family and I took a bus tour around Ireland. I was struck by many things: the...


Opinion: Fun at the fair
08-16-2023 6:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. The Hopkinton State Fair opens to the general public the Friday before Labor Day. For the...


Opinion: Be the change
07-07-2023 6:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. Our daughter recently had her wisdom teeth harvested. Whenever I bump into someone on the...


Opinion: Big little things
06-14-2023 6:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. During the past school year, if you had driven through Fountain Square in downtown...


Opinion: When it comes to taxes, what is fair?
05-24-2023 6:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. “Dad, dad,” Billy exclaims, “Tommy gets to stay up until 10 o’clock, but you’re making me go...


Opinion: Thinking about freedom
05-06-2023 6:00 AM

By PARKER POTTER

Parker Potter is a former archaeologist and historian, and a retired lawyer. He is currently a semi-professional dog walker who lives and works in Contoocook. For a year or so, on my morning walk, I used to see a pickup truck drive by with a slogan on...

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