The very last secret in my father’s life came on slowly: teasing our family with that first shocking glimpse, leaving its clues…
The March is on!!
The Marches are on!
All over the country...
It is powerful, exciting, crucially important -- for all.
I don't have Foolish Monkey's gift of narrating events, but here is the link to The Guardian's live stream of the event. Not sure how or if I could embed, but...…Continue
I woke up in the middle of the night last night (this morning, really), some part of my being attuned to the emptiness in our eighteen year-old son’s room next door. Turning on the light I read for a couple hours, reading Saffron Dreams, about a Muslim widow of 9/11, her husband in the towers, the senseless end of a beloved’s life, her trying to make sense of the world in its aftermath.…Continue
Halloween is the best. The horror and gore version of Halloween, not so much for me, but the masquerade, the costumery, the spectacle.
The fun. That’s Halloween.
Our local theater town throws a parade each year on Halloween afternoon, Main St. closed to traffic, while the Children’s…Continue
The legends of the beginnings of Valentine’s Day are varied and confused — some say there were actually three different men called Valentine back in the day, the days of ancient Rome, that…Continue
Excerpts of a WWII Private’s letters home while stationed in N. Africa and Italy, a young man who formerly didn’t even know how to drive.
I was struck by a certain innocence in these letters, what knowledge of events we only gained in hindsight… and …Continue