Spring in the time of war, pandemic, climate catastrophe, and injustice of every stripe presents a daily challenge to our predilection for easy categories, what's good and what's bad. Here in Minnesota where today’s weather features powerful winds blowing hot across the flat, I’m…
Let's TalkThe first time I remember voting was in 1969 when Norman Mailer ran for mayor of New York alongside Jimmy Breslin who was running for City Counc…
The good people from the Stockbridge Garden Club were distributing free tree seedlings at the intersection of Main and Elm on Sunday morning. There were…
Let's TalkWhat sights or sounds have you experienced that have made you weep with joy? Copies of my 2019 essay collection, Twilight Time: Aging in Amazeme…
In the ‘70s, when I lived in the American war resister community in Stockholm during the Vietnam War, we went to the public baths downtown twice a week…
Let's TalkCommunity is a much overused word. It comes in many flavors…ethnic communities, spiritual communities, neighborhoods, art collectives, communiti…
I was surprised when I went to the local hospital for an endoscopy that the chirpy, cheery nurse told me to take my pants off. It’s indicative of the…
Let's TalkThe arrival of spring is the best possible antidote to all of the darkness we’ve been faced with. I was a city girl who moved to the Berkshires …
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