Joy as Resistance

A hot day following a string of hot, even all time record-setting days. Bright sun and increasingly muggy conditions abound. The natural world is already quiet at 11 am. It is Independence Day, a holiday for some and a retail work day for many. It is a difficult day for us as a nation; this … Continue reading Joy as Resistance

Thoughts on the 4th of July

The July 4th holiday has past, last night's fireworks following a torrent of rain from an impressive thunderstorm. For a few days I have been thinking about the strange, or perhaps, not so strange, tension July 4th holds for me. My parents, as far as I know, did not face the holiday with the same … Continue reading Thoughts on the 4th of July