On Voting and Fear

On Voting and Fear

We are living an amazing moment of contradiction and challenge. The fullness of the autumn comes upon us bringing earlier and earlier sunsets; daytimes with the sun moving farther and farther south; and the awareness of more immediately descending darkness earlier...
Autumn Reverie

Autumn Reverie

I look to autumn as the season which shakes us from our lethargy; that is, from the long hot summer with its casual day-to-day-ness. Long ago autumn marked the return to school and another birthday for me, when getting the year old older was so longly felt throughout...
Of Stardust and Paradoxes

Of Stardust and Paradoxes

If you have been up and about late at night or around 4 am, just before dawn, you may have noticed flecks of light jetting across the skies during these warm nights and gentle mornings. Since mid-July and until the beginning of September our earth is traveling through...
Summer Ruminations

Summer Ruminations

Ah, it’s summer, but this one feels very different with our masking, social isolation and distancing and ongoing rolling lockdowns and pauses in reintegrating our society. So I have chosen to look at things that are the same always. Above us, the summer sky reminds us...
Called Upon to Remember

Called Upon to Remember

Remember The days of bondage— And remembering— Do not stand still. Go to the highest hill And look down upon the town Where you are yet a slave. Look down upon any town in Carolina Or any town in Maine, for that matter, Or Africa, your homeland— And you will see what...