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

Everyday Indifference on the Third of July

A foggy, misty, sunny, breezy day by the sea. The snow peas have come and gone, and the first crop of lettuce now has just a bite of bitterness. The cauliflower have been wrapped in their leaves and the early potatoes are dying back. Out in the larger world the St. John's Wort is in … Continue reading Everyday Indifference on the Third of July