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, ...

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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