Weaponizing Fire

Ah, Monday. Yesterday was record warm and windy; Saturday was just record warm. Today is seasonably cool and dark, thick cloud blocking much of January's wan sunlight. The weekend was not just record warm. In much of New England temperatures were six or seven degrees above the old records for the date. This, probably inevitably, … Continue reading Weaponizing Fire

A Karmic Debt

"It's raining pretty good." I'm standing on the front porch with a relative, almost any relative including my dad; the rain, a soft female rain, or a fierce male rain, falls before us, drumming on the porch roof. We are quiet, listening to the sounds of rain, and of the fields and garden reaching for … Continue reading A Karmic Debt

In the Presence of Good People

This evening our neighborhood gathered for our yearly picnic. The evening was cool, the sunset golden, and the mosquitoes held off til deep twilight. The lake was perfectly still, deep blue, and just slightly reflective of the fiery clouds that lay atop the mountains. Around 7:30 the full moon rose over the hill and rooftops, … Continue reading In the Presence of Good People

Art and Ceremony

This past weekend was Art Hop, a massive gathering of artists and art lovers taking place in Burlington's South End arts district. This year we showcased Jennie's monoprints. Many of the over 700 people who came through our office stopped to chat about the work. We send a warm and grateful "Thank You!" to all … Continue reading Art and Ceremony