The Old Elm, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Research

The Old Elm Watched a Revolution

“The woodsman’s ax sank into the tree. He loosened it from the trunk of the American Elm, raised his ax once more, and prepared to swing. But this time, his blow would not connect with the tree. He would not even swing the ax…

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The Writing Process

Research is a Chain Reaction

Question: Where is (or was) the Rosario Mine in Honduras? I wander from the mine to La Tigra National Park, the Puma brand of oil products, and the Tigers soccer team.

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The Writing Process

Identifying Friends

I thought at first that Nate’s best friend was Russel, but when I realized Russ isn’t dependable enough to be a true friend, I found Hiram…

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