America the Beautiful and the Free

Always, but especially today, I am proud to call myself an American. (Larry Zack Wildlife Art) I had begun to doubt whether the country would continue to allow someone to hold the White House who denigrated women and disabled people, who cared not about the environment, and who insulted our allies and our heroes. How…

Do You Love Polar Bears?

(chgeharvard.org) Or Oscar the Grouch? (muppetwiki.com) or the Met Museum’s Temple of Dendur? (citypass.com) or the Florida Everglades?(pinterest.com) or the California sea lions? or Old Faithful? (tripadvisor) or Half Dome?(yosemiteconservancy.org) programs that support Meals on Wheels? clean air?clean water? science and climate change? (dailysciencejournal) We take these programs for granted now but DJT has a…

No, I am not moving to Canada.

Don’t get me wrong–I love the country, its people, its very fine French food, and it was the home of one of my favorite writers, Robertson Davies. (CBC) But.. It is cold there, very cold, (tripadvisor) and those who know me know that I spend part of every winter complaining to my long-suffering husband,  who…

Here’s A Little Homework For You

If you take the paper version of the New York Times, you can’t help but notice the huge headline and the five-page spread of one of the most important articles you will read, “Hacking the Democrats, How Russia Honed Its Cyberpower and Trained It on an American Election.” (cnn.com) Whether we voted for the Democratic…