Edward Boyd

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Member of the Silver Stringers
Contributor to the Melrose Mirror


I've been married to Catherine Harrington for 50 years and we have 7 children to prove it. Though they are too old to give their ages they are in order, Ellen, Elizabeth, Maura and Michael, Peter, Amy, Martha. We have 9 grand kids; Danielle and Courtney are Michael's, Joey and Danno are Amy's, Emily and Sarah are Peter's, Molly is Ellen's, Megan is Maura's, and Jillian is Martha's in that order.

Until 1995 I was the Clinical Director of North Essex Mental Health Centers, Inc. I'm a psychologist and my job was to oversee the clientele. In 1995 I retired from full time work but was looking for something else to occupy me. I took courses at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and studied drawing, painting and writing. It is the writing that I offer the Silver Stringers.

Recently I have been Adjunct Professor at Lesley University teaching group dynamics to graduate students.


Additional article by Ed .

id 9090 Escape -- Random Thoughts - 4-2-04
id 9091
Taking the cure -- Random thoughts 5/7/04
id 11533 Voices from the past -- Random Thoughts 12/02/05
id 12491 Punishment -- Random Thoughts 9/1/06
id 12627 Drawing as the path to writing -- Random Thoughts 10/06/06
id 12801 A blue bootie -- Random Thoughts 11/03/06
id 12924 Getting to know Muslims better -- Social Commentary 12/1/06
id 13059 An invitation to comment on our writing -- Random thoughts 1/5/07
id 13047 Jim Driscoll with Dr. Ed Boyd --Random thoughts 1/5/07
id 13131 Notes on "East of Eden" -- Review 2/2/07
id 13207 Salt crystal rock lamp -- Feature 3/2/07
id 13313 Cecil -- Random Thoughts 4/6/07
id 13379 From times past -- Random Thoughts 5/4/07
id 13545 Catherine and Ed's journey in California -- Travel 6/1/07
id 13667 The razing of St. Joseph's -- Random Thoughts 7/6/07
id 13769 The rediscovery of Truman Capote's lost novel -- Reviews 8/3/07
id 13911 A story of Martha -- Random Thoughts 9/7/07
id 14031 Revisiting the "Catcher in the Rye" -- Reviews 10/5/07
id 14203 An adventure at Belle Air Marsh -- Random Thoughts 11/2/07
id 14349 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial building --Here is Melrose 12/7/07
id 14460 "Oh, what's happening to me?" -- Random Thoughts 1/4/08
id 14536 Turning away - turning toward --Random Thoughts 2/1/08
id 14608 Melrose, the bedroom of Boston --Features 3/7/08
id 14623 Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surgical day treatment --Random Thoughts 3/7/08
id 14878 The twenty footer --Random Thoughts 6/6/08
id 14938 Whispering Ed --Random Thoughts 7/4/08
id 15065 Thoughts on various notes I have made --Random Thoughts 8/1/08
id 15150 Don't linger --Random Thoughts 9/3/08
id 15232 Sobriquets --Random Thoughts 10/3/08
id 15230 Ed Boyd's inner sanctum --Photogravure 11/7/08
id 15364 Don't count your chickens too fast --Random Thoughts 11/7/08
id 15458 Seeking advice from others --Random Thoughts 12/5/08
id 15555 Number six --Features 1/2/09
id 15614 About writing --Random Thoughts 2/6/09
id 15711 Frank's death --Random Thoughts 3/6/09
id 15717 Oh, I'm so mad at you --Photogravure 3/6/09
id 15915 Ten Warren St. --Random Thoughts 6/5/09
id 15975 Golf is a way of life --Random Thoughts 7/3/09
id 16068 Bad Luck --Random Thoughts 8/7/09
id 16124 Stearns & Hills, Inc. --Features 9/4/09
id 16199 A hope for a little advice --Random Thoughts 10/2/09
id 16259 As good as it gets --Revue 11/6/09
id 16367 The Milano Senior Center --Random Thoughts 1/1/10
id 16412 Feisty --Poetry 1/1/10
id 14031 Revisiting the "Catcher in the Rye" --Reviews 2/5/10
id 16508 More about a sailor's signals --Letters to 2/5/10
id 16504 Sleepy --Random Thoughts 2/5/10
id 16547 A few of my dreams I am prompted to remember --Random Thoughts 3/5/10
id 16680 Melrose Mirror readers --Random Thoughts 4/2/10
id 16642 The wisdom of solitude -- Review 5/7/10
id 16870 Holden Caulfield clings to his dead brother --Random Thoughts 6/410
id 16965 A pleasurable surprise --Random Thoughts 7/2/10
id 17034 Psychiatrist and teacher Robert Coles --Random Thoughts 8/6/10
id 17178 On writing with Flannery O'Connor and Ed Boyd --Random Thoughts 9/3/10
id 17255 Old loves --Poetry 10/1/10
id 17396 For family, friends and Melrose Mirror readers --Random Thoughts 11/5/10
id 17558 Notes on an Argument for Mind --Random Thoughts 12/3/10
id 17720 Music in the language of The Great Gatsby --Random Thoughts 2/4/11
id 17797 A circle drawn in the air --Random Thoughts 3/4/11
id 17876 Mount Hood Melrose golfers have breakfast at Brothers --Random Thoughts 4/1/11
id 17946 Teaching golf --Random Thoughts 5/6/11
id 18033 Listen to the warmth --Random Thoughts 6/3/11
id 18057 Rememberance of Memorial Day --Random Thoughts 6/3/11
id 18145 That festive pop --Random Thoughts 7/1/11
id 18269 An adventure in writing about yourself --Random Thoughts 8/5/11
id 18368 Goodbye "Pop" --Random Thoughts 9/2/11
id 18395 Surprising moment --Random Thoughts 9/2/11
id 18557 What you think about when you're thinking about teaching --Features 11/4/11
id 18842 Flowers in a large bowl --Random Thoughts 1/6/12
id 18905 The evening we fell in love --Random Thoughts 2/3/12
id 18984 Doctor Jack-O'-Lantern story by Richard Yates --Random Thoughts 3/3/12
id 19033 Lenten meditations --Random Thoughts 4/6/12
id 19182 Four year old insight to Memorial Hall --History 5/4/12
id 19135 Easter at Mt. Hood 2012 --Photogravure 5/4/12
id 19119 On developing a relationship --Random Thoughts 5/4/12
id 19200 Melrose Street, Melrose, MA --Photogravure 6/1/12
id 19316 A deadly take on manhood --Random Thoughts 7/6/12
id 19415 To die in your boots --Random Thoughts 8/3/12
id 19509 How did Dorothy Day become Roman Catholic? -- Features 8/3/12
id 19591 Three-by-five cards -- Random Thoughts 10/5/12
id 19705 The Tuesday league at Bellevue Golf Course -- Random Thoughts 11/2/12
id 19857 Riley's Raiders at Mount Hood -- Random Thoughts 12/7/12
id 19950 Thoughts on various notes I have made -- Random Thoughts 1/4/13
id 20199 Up the old hotel -- Random Thoughts 4/5/13
id 20278 Eddie Gilbert's drug store -- Random Thoughts 5/3/13
id 20348 A few notes on Jack Kerouac -- Random Thoughts 6/7/13
id 20355 More on music in the language of The Great Gatsby -- Random Thoughts 6/7/13
id 20421 From misery to joyful -- Random Thoughts 7/5/13
id 20478 How and why I beame a psychologist -- Random Thoughts 8/2/13
id 20581 About writing -- Random Thoughts 9/6/13
id 20673 Sam Shepard stories and tales -- Random Thoughts 10/4/13
id 20775 The Devil: squamous cell cancer -- Features 11/1/13
id 20899 the short stories of Katherine Mansfield -- Features 12/6/13
id 20945 Obama on Mandela -- S&P Commentary 01/3/14
id 20944 Bad luck turns to good luck -- Random Thoughts 01/3/14
id 20975 Choke -- Random Thoughts 02/7/14
id 21037 350 Washington Street -- Random Thoughts 03/7/14
id 21114 Endings -- Random Thoughts 04/4/14
id 21206 Enabling -- S&P Commentary 05/2/14
id 21290 That Festive Pop -- Random Thoughts 06/6/14
id 21445 Lydia Davis philosophical investigation -- Random Thoughts 07/4/14
id 21535 Three by five cards -- Random Thoughts 08/1/14
id 21845 Thoughts on various notes I have made -- Random Thoughts 10/3/14
id 21971 Details, details, details -- Random Thoughts 11/7/14
id 22112 Sympathy and empathy -- Random Thoughts 12/5/14
id 22178 About "Honeymoon" -- Random Thoughts 01/2/15
id 22290 More about Patrick Modiano -- Random Thoughts 02/6/15
id 22334 The mystery of the kneeling figure -- Random Thoughts 03/6/15
id 22400 Stearns & Hill Bistro -- Random Thoughts 04/3/15
id 22527 The mystery of the woman with the yellow daffodil -- Random Thoughts 05/1/15
id 22757 Taking the cure -- Random Thoughts 06/5/15
id 13047 Jim Driscoll with Dr. Ed Boyd --Random thoughts 07/03/15
id 22916 Holden Caufield clings to his dead brother -- Random Thoughts 08/07/15
id 23050 Flowers in a large bowl -- Random Thoughts 09/04/15
id 23184 A tribute to Jim Falzarano -- Random Thoughts 10/02/15
id 23284 The rotifier -- Random Thoughts 11/06/15
id 23377 A picture from Venice Florida -- Random Thoughts 12/04/15
id 23445 Christmas 1954 -- Random Thoughts 01/08/16
id 23567 More notes -- Random Thoughts 02/05/16
id 23646 More on up the old hotel -- Random Thoughts 03/04/16
id 23714 Reprising Wallace Stegner's book -- Random Thoughts 04/01/16
id 23758 About Hugh Gwynn -- Random Thoughts 04/01/16
id 23817 More about voices -- Random Thoughts 05/06/16
id 23904 More on crystal rock lamp -- Random Thoughts 06/03/16
id 24022 Details from Flaubert -- Random Thoughts 07/01/16
id 24043 Escape -- Random Thoughts 07/01/16
id 24082 Notes on East of Eden -- Soc & Polit 08/05/16
id 24190 More on details -- Random Thoughts 09/02/16
id 24082 A story of Martha -- Random Thoughts 10/07/16
id 24364 A Richard Yates story -- Random Thoughts 11/04/16
id 24490 Thumbs, the cat that ran away -- Random Thoughts 12/02/16
id 24586 Cecil -- Random Thoughts 01/06/17
id 24783 Summer Crossing -- an essay -- Random Thoughts 03/03/17