About Tim Rowland

Tim Rowland is a columnist, author and outdoors writer living in Jay.

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  1. Brian Sullivan says


    Stockbridge may actually be a triple threat in the cultural touchstones competition.

    You probably already know about the Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant” connection, but, wait, there’s more …

    James Taylor, in his iconic lullaby/ballad (dedicated to his newborn nephew & namesake) “Sweet Baby James”, name checks Stockbridge as he heads out on his life journey “… with ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go.”

    Apparently, he’d spent some time at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, as a young man struggling with depression and drug addiction.

    The treatment seems to have worked. He’s had a great career and is probably out there performing somewhere, even as I type.

    Brian Sullivan
    Brooklyn, NY

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