When Did It Happen?

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 […]

Bread and Soup

Gaelen told a story today on her FB page about being in the grocery store behind a very angry man, a man with no mask and refusing social distancing.  When he left and it was Gaelen’s turn, she apologized to the long-suffering clerk and the clerk said, “It’s okay, he’s just scared.” I got thinking […]

“A Gasp of Delight”

I’m having a one-person Maira Kalman reading festival since I discovered Alibris as an antidote to Amazon.   I don’t buy many books these days, but these books have such appeal for me…she’s an artist, writer, illustrator, wit.  In 2011 Kalman was invited to curate an exhibition of her favorite things from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum collection […]