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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Keith Howard: Leaving a job I love By KEITH HOWARD A few weeks ago, I had an awakening. This revelation was not like Babe Ruth’s when he recognized that pitching 40 games a season wasn’t as rewarding as hitting and playing the outfield in 154 games. It wasn’t even up to the level of recognizing […]

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Liberty House: 2nd annual Army vs Navy fundraiser for veterans

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

From the New Hampshire Political Buzz Yesterday the 2nd annual Army versus Navy fundraising even was held at Murphy’s Taproom in Manchester. The event is run by Jp Marzullo and Jeff Chidester. All proceeds from the event go towards helping veterans of Liberty House, a non-profit organization that helps veterans who are transitioning out of […]

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Veterans Day Breakfast

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

  We will be holding our second annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast this November. The event will kick off with a flagline presented by the NH Patriot Guard Riders, our friend Patrice Maznek will be singing the National Anthem and an Armed Forces Medley. Throughout the breakfast we will be graced by the presence of DJ Steve […]

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Results of the Liberty Home Project

Monday, March 28, 2016

About a year ago, Liberty House began an experiment in alternative housing, transforming a cargo trailer into a home, a Liberty Home. The results are in, they are conclusive but they are not what we had expected.

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What is Four Chaplains Day?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Four Chaplains Day marks the sinking of the SS Dorchester, a transport ship on route to Greenland, during World War II on February 3rd, 1943.

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Why Liberty House Is Stepping Away From Federal Funding

Monday, January 11, 2016

Effective Jan. 1, Liberty House will no longer accept any federal funding from Housing and Urban Development (HUD), even though this $40,000 annually has provided almost 15 percent of the organization’s budget.

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The Paradox of Choice: Lines Drawn Between the Liberty Home and A “Typical” American Home

Monday, November 30, 2015

I just got back to the Liberty Home after spending a couple days away. The time spent in a friend’s relatively huge house was nice—very nice, in fact—but I was struck by all the SPACE that never gets used.

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Liberty House Will Not Call You To Ask For Money

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

It’s come to our attention that an organization called New England Veterans Liberty House has been using cold-calling to fundraise.

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Early Fall in the Liberty Home, As Explored Through the Five Senses

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I’d like to tell you a little about the early fall experience in the Liberty Home, using four of the five senses as a guide.

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The Liberty Home Has A Lunch Guest

Monday, August 31, 2015

Today I cooked my first full meal for a real, live guest; a local official—if by local we mean within 40 miles and if we determine “official” can mean head librarian.

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More Solutions Than Problems

Friday, August 21, 2015

My friend George insists the universe holds far more solutions than problems, a statement I hold dearly without any necessary belief.

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The Liberty Home Gets The Google 360 Treatment

Monday, July 27, 2015

Last Wednesday, I caught a glimpse of the future, thanks to Curtis Lloyd of CJL Photography. Let me explain.

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Converted Cargo Trailer Dysmorphic Disorder

Monday, July 20, 2015

If there is a psychiatrist looking to make a name for herself, though, I may have a new disorder to be vetted for the DSM, the bible of mental illness: converted cargo trailer dysmorphic disorder, in which the sufferer sees his or her cargo trailer as being bigger or smaller, grander or plainer, better or worse organized than it actually is.

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Brambles and Scrapes

Monday, July 13, 2015

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Oregon Trail computer game, and recently I’ve been re-reading Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove tetralogy, which of course puts me in mind of one of my 10 favorite movies: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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The Reality of Living In Less Than 200 Square Feet

Monday, June 29, 2015

Now that the Liberty Home is in one place, and has stayed put for 10 days, the reality of living in less than 200 square feet without water has revealed the challenges of daily life.

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“Welcome to Raymond”

Monday, June 22, 2015

Instead of the town that didn’t want us, the Liberty Home has been welcomed with much pomp, circumstance and ceremony into Raymond.

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Oregon Trail, Old Folk Songs and a Frozen or Flooding River

Friday, June 5, 2015

In Oregon Trail, setting out from town was the first stage. Before the game could proceed, though, a river needed to be crossed. In the Liberty Home version, we are at that river metaphorically.

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Meet The Folks Moving The Liberty Home Forward

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hecticity—a made-up word—describes life from the perspective of the Liberty Homes project. Hectic on all fronts, the final stages of initial construction draw to a close this week.

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The Work Of Making A Box A Home: Interview With Dan D.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Dan D. is head of construction on the Liberty Home Project. I interviewed him on Friday, May 15th to learn more about the process of making the cargo trailer a home. Q: What’s been completed on the Liberty Home? A: The electrical work is done, including a small solar panel that can be moved in […]

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The Liberty Home, The Complications of Life, And Me

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Work on the home continues in the Liberty House driveway, with a target of 10 days to completion. At that point, we’re moving it off the property and onto its permanent site.

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