Mixed Messaging

Today is a dark, windy, cold day with snow showers off and on. Still, the temperature remains above normal and we have yet to have a significant snowstorm this winter. Yesterday we took a break and watched the presidential inauguration. We missed the parades but the fireworks over the Mall last night were splendid. President … Continue reading Mixed Messaging

On Colonialism, Race, Identity, and Money

Today is a dull, gray, midwinter day, unseasonably warm in keeping with the last two years. A group of us friends has been meeting to sort out the election and its aftermath. For several members of the group, this is their first taste of colonialism at work, and the group is wrestling with the interweaving … Continue reading On Colonialism, Race, Identity, and Money

The Week of The Turkey

We realized yesterday that we are only a few days from the autumn equinox. The weather is reflective of this, cool and dry, with sunny days and starlit nights. A few trees are showing color. Here is southern, coastal New England fall colors tend to be muted; this year with the deep drought they are … Continue reading The Week of The Turkey