North and South and East and West

Up until November 8th, I was preparing a historical piece on Sarah Josepha Hale -- my latest historical figure crush, the woman who canvassed for years to secure the Thanksgiving holiday in our national pantheon. To my (albeit limited) knowledge, she was not an advocate of the Henry Wordsworth Longfellow rubbish about Pilgrims and "Indians" [...]

#ShellNo

Yesterday morning I put on my big sun hat and went up to St. John's to watch the Greenpeace protest. It was with an equal blend of civic duty and curiosity. I brought a big jug of ice water and finished my morning coffee there as I marveled at the people's pluck. All of this [...]

Emotions and politics

"There are two answers to things they will teach you about your land: the real answer and the answer you give in school to pass" I've been holding off on talking about our recent move -- because how interesting is that to anyone but me, really -- but also to do so seems so petty [...]