Monday, July 7, 2008

The Newburyport Liberator

Following in the footsteps of William Lloyd Garrison and Tom Ryan, Jim Roy is publishing "The Newburyport Liberator" as covered in this Current article.

I can name more, but here are three things I like about Jim Roy:

1) The man can recite the 1957 Red Sox starting lineup.

2) He owns the only car in Newburyport which in 2007 sported "Ed Cameron City Council" and "My Border Collie is Smarter than Your Honor Student" bumperstickers.

3) He doesn't play favorites. Last fall I was holding a sign for myself on High Street on a Saturday morning with a few supporters. A car slowly pulled alongside, the bearded occupant grimly waving his middle finger at me. A sign-holding neighbor cried in dismay, "That's awful. Who is that?" I said, "That's Jim Roy. You should see what he does to people he doesn't like."

Subscription information can be found at

I enjoyed the first issue. And was relieved to find my name wasn't in it...;-).

Good luck Jim.


Ari Herzog said...

Wow, Ed, after three months of no content from you, I suddenly see an orgy of content seemingly every day.

Are you on vacation? I'm not complaining, but it's so unlike the past you I've grown accustomed to.

Ed Cameron said...

Ari, you've inspired me to blog...what can I say.