Oh my. Remember the “Friday feeling” (relief), the “Sunday feeling” (dread/anticipation), the “Wednesday feeling” (half-way)? Now that we’re in a different realm entirely, the landscape is only populated with random events, delights, dreads in no sequential order. Maybe the senses are more alive? Though I think I’ve always enjoyed my life as it flows around […]
Somebody left a poem in our beach book in early July of 1999. As I often do, I was reading back in the volumes to see what we were doing this same week in other years. This poem struck me as a summing up of beach time for us… maggie and milly and molly and […]
Systemic racism is a white problem. We made it and we need to help solve it, starting now. Like you, I continue to read and try to understand all the ramifications of this. Here’s two more: https://amp-wbur-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2020/06/01/george-floyd-systemic-racism-boston-lee-pelton https://time.com/5851855/systemic-racism-america/?utm_medium=10today.ad3li.20200617.smartflab.421.1&utm_source=email&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=10-for-today—4.0-styling Keep in touch.
I don’t know. It feels too big for my brain. Read everything… https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/racist-history-portland/492035/ and understand where you live and why it is the way it is for black lives. Think deeply about the violence actual and implied. Step one step to the side and look at things differently….https://hyperallergic.com/569283/origin-of-word-looting/ Examine your thinking, “White Fragility” https://robindiangelo.com/publications/ and […]
When did Police become soldiers? Maybe when so many people came home from our many wars as soldiers and stepped into police jobs? Maybe when drugs began to shift lives so dramatically in all communities? Maybe when weapons became glorified and began to be more than tools? Though we know through the law of averages […]
The sun is streaming in today…a yellow sort of day I think…
Just sitting and looking around the beach house…primary colors abound…
Here’s Tory’s photo of the seal pup on our beach…umbilical still attached…Mama came back and off they went. I read today she only nurses the pup for 4 weeks and then abandons him to fend for him (her) self.
A seal pup abandoned (temporarily we hope), official help, and social distance set-up. Happy to be here.