The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: The Traprock Blog


We loved our trees and waters

H Patricia Hynes Originally published in The Montague Reporter, October 31, 2019 Last summer I saw a young man standing by a large dusty gray turtle on the Turners Falls bike path, shielding this fellow…





Economic sanctions: War by another name

By Pat Hynes Originally published in the Greenfield Recorder: 9/3/2019 9:05:19 AM In early 2019, the White House threatened to invade Venezuela, take down the government and replace it with their choice of president and…



Valley anti-war activist Frances Crowe dies at 100

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer Originally published in the Greenfield Recorder Published: 8/27/2019 5:59:23 PM NORTHAMPTON — Legendary anti-war activist and longtime city resident Frances Crowe died on Tuesday morning at the age of 100….



Remembering Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Originally published on August 7, 2019 in the Greenfield Recorder. Venerable Brother Towbee Keyes, Venerable Brother Gyoway Kato and Sister Clare Carter, from the New England Peace Pagoda, offer chants and prayers as people gather…