“….in spite of which we, we call this Friday, Good.” T.S.Eliot A gloriously warm and sunny spring day has given way to impending showers. South facing lawns, garden beds, and trees are in flower, and robins hunt juicy spring worms … Continue reading
The warmth of the weekend has given way to a definite chill. After a couple of days of rain and snow melt the rivers and lake are in flood. What, a few days ago, were fields, are now covered by … Continue reading
The weather has turned briefly warm so we’ve been in the garden the past two days. Yesterday we managed to prepare the beds before the heavy rains came. This morning we ran a soil test, discovered the garden is nutrient … Continue reading
Last night we held out family Sedar, the Passover meal at which we remember the Jewish people’s Exodus from slavery, and the many people who are oppressed today. As we sit together, we think carefully about the strategies of oppression that abide in our world, and the duty of each generation to confront them. Then we enjoy a splendid meal that Jennie has spent days preparing. Even then we remember those who are hungry, in danger, or without shelter.
Today is Easter, and following a lively and uplifting service at our local Unitarian Universalist church, during which the snow melted away in the bright sunshine, we joined throngs of people who had come downtown. Later in the afternoon Jennie and I went for a walk in the woods and field near our home. As often happens, we met others along the way: friendly dogs and their owner, mating songbirds, and young people on bikes. Continue reading