The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: The Traprock Blog


Our work in 2020

Leaving 2020 behind, looking ahead to new challenges — and your support — in 2021 This year has brought unexpected changes and challenges to all. We are thankful that given our excellent leadership, active board members…


Peacemaker award for Franklin County teens

Letter to the Editor, from Kate Mason, Peacemaker Award Committee member Greenfield Recorder, December 16, 2020 This spring, like the past 20 springs, the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice along with the Interfaith Council…


Inequality and its consequences

Published in the Greenfield Recorder, Friday, December 4, 2020: MY TURN Given there is no magic bullet, no weapon, no gun shop to solve our state of social fear and insecurity, how, then, can we…



David and Goliath in our time

MY TURN Greenfield Recorder, November 5, 2020; reprinted online at: https://portside.org/2020-11-09/david-and-goliath-our-time https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/31/david-and-goliath-our-time By H. PATRICIA HYNES We are living in the year 2020 A.D., signifying 2,020 years after the birth of Christ. For the writer…



Our 400-year history

Published in the Greenfield Recorder, September 10, 2020 MY TURN By SUZANNE R. CARLSON In reviewing Recorder articles on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Jeff Singleton (My Turn) posed a closing question: “Is it really helpful to…


A Pandemic Within The Pandemic

By H. Patricia Hynes Published on September 7, 2020 in Portside Peace is not just the absence of war. Many women under lockdown for Covid 19 face violence where they should be safest: in their…


Racist attitude

Letter published in the Greenfield Recorder, September 1, 2020 When I stated in a recent Recorder article that dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a racist act against non-white people, described as…