Hi there, dear readers! The Fourth of July is coming up, and I'd like to say something inspirational, but honestly, I got nothin'. According to national polls, we Americans don't like anybody or anything all that much right now. But, you know what? It's not an election year, so no matter what the pundits say, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, USA
I’m writing this on Monday night, and I just heard the news that 46 people—most likely migrants—were found dead in a trailer near San Antonio, Texas. Last week, Roe v. Wade was overturned. Last month, 19 children and 2 adults were shot to death in Uvalde, Texas, in yet another senseless example of unrestrained gun … Continue reading Happy 4th
I pray and affirm that the people of our country are compassionate and kind. We believe in fairness, democracy, and freedom for all. We are willing to work hard to create a community where all are welcome, safe, financially secure, and valued for their unique gifts and perspectives. I celebrate my home today, and look … Continue reading Happy Fourth of July!
This is a re-run from the early days of this blog, but still topical and seasonal. Enjoy! I pledge allegiance to this sand and gravel road that runs between the river and my house, clumps of California poppies rangy stalks of fragrant fennel burgeoning fig trees that grow wild on the river bank. I pledge … Continue reading Happy Birthday, USA