Steven Shepherd

Articles by Steven Shepherd

Diary of a Sewer Repair, part two

They tear up streets and make parking difficult for good reasons.

March 21,1997(Friday, 7a.m. to 3p.m.) ... and including, The Tale of the Palm (Act II): The Fiat is not to be seen when first I peek this morning, it remains in the driveway and the ...

Diary of a Sewer Repair, part one

Concrete pipes replaced on Maple Street

For several months last year, they tore up the streets in my neighborhood, installing a new sewer. I watched this closely, for I had taken — have still — a deep interest in repairs. Repairs, ...

Life as a castrated man

Tom, it's time for your shot

I first heard about Tom Blarney from a woman with whom I had worked. She had a friend, she said, who had lost both testicles to cancer. He now took supplemental testosterone shots, and he ...

The Man Who Made It

What success brought Fidel's in Eden Gardens

“It’s always going to be his [Fidel’s] way. . . . You buck heads with him and he’ll tell you, ‘I don't need you.’ ” This happens fairly often and Fidel fires his sons with a certain regularity.

No time to dream

With cystic fibrosis, you learn to live life by the moment.

"When I was nine my grandmother heard from a friend about this clinic down in Mississippi on the Gulf Coast. So my mother and I flew down there in the winter because I was constantly ...

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