#90: Jim Mias live

Live in the studio today, Jim Mias and I talk about living the local life, biking around town, engaging with people outside and in person more than electronically.  Jim also tells the story of how he and his grandson, several years ago, started collecting driftwood and random found objects from the Mill River banks, and arranging them artfully along the rail trail in Leeds behind Jim’s house.  Many passersby admired the work, which went on for about 50 yards, but then over the fall, a couple neighbors took offense to it and tore it down.  Jim talks about conversations with those neighbors, and how he has come to peace with it.  Jim was a librarian at the VA for many years, and he and his wife Robin are involved with the Leeds Civic Association.  We met on the paths and streets of Northampton.

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