By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In life, New England's champion elm tree, nicknamed Herbie, stretched more than 100 feet skyward, towering over trees and becoming a local landmark. Nearly nine months after being dismantled by chain saw, the majestic tree has been reincarnated by artisans into a variety of items including a stunning electric guitar.