Silver Lining: Stephen Bird and Cape Cod Marathon Feed Falmouth

Text and Photos by Sarah E. Murphy While Stephen Bird was busy last week preparing his signature soup and clam chowder for the Cape Cod Marathon, he had no idea how much those efforts would be appreciated, not just by the running community, but the town of Falmouth in general. After a one-year hiatus inContinue reading “Silver Lining: Stephen Bird and Cape Cod Marathon Feed Falmouth”

Stephen Bird: Ending the Stigma of Sexual Abuse

By Sarah E. Murphy For as long he can remember, Stephen Bird has lived a lie. Now, at age 53, he’s finally ready to speak the truth. Steve and I first connected in October 2018, when he was referred to me by our mutual friend, and my fellow Falmouth writer, Joanne Gartner, about the prospectContinue reading “Stephen Bird: Ending the Stigma of Sexual Abuse”

Labor Day Blues: Moving On

By Sarah E. Murphy I recently stumbled on the following essay I wrote a few weeks into my first semester at Bridgewater State College (now University), in the Fall of 1990, for one of Professor Maureen Connolly’s writing classes. I don’t remember the exact assignment, but it details the day my parents drove me toContinue reading “Labor Day Blues: Moving On”