For Pete’s Sake (2020)
The odyssey of a journalist (Pete Nash) who wrestles with the guilt he feels over disastrous consequences after moving his family from a small town in upstate New York to Worcester, Massachusetts.
Skeptics and detractors would probably say ‘what on earth were you thinking?’ If not at the beginning, then certainly now when my part in the life of the family drama is nearing a close. They would point to the carnage that I am principally responsible for and say ‘you should have left well enough alone. Your wife, your children, deserved better. You put yourself ahead of them and what have you got to show for it?’ They would be right, too. Given the chance to reply (which I am now, in the pages that follow), I would tell them ‘I have said the very same things to myself over and over, since moving the family east in 1985. I am in fact my own worst critic’…