Windigo Season

Today is overcast and cold, one of those rare days the thermometer will likely not rise above freezing. There is snow on the ground and trees following the weekend storm that brought most human movement here to a temporary halt. So much has happened during the past few weeks, and so little. Winter greatly slows … Continue reading Windigo Season

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