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The Women’s March: A Rare (and Wonderful!) Display of Unity Around the World

…I want to say how grateful I am to the many French women, Frenchmen (and other men), and children who joined us in marching through the streets of Paris to express our solidarity
with those who have already felt slighted, threatened, or otherwise badly treated by the new president of the United States…

Continue Reading January 23, 2017 at 5:29 pm 2 comments

An Open Letter to Donald Trump

“I believe–I really, truly believe–that you have the opportunity before you to decide whether to be absolutely the worst president in our history, the one who presided over the destruction of our republic, and the boldest experiment in democracy the world has thus far known. Or the one who seemed like he was going to do that, but then did not…”

Continue Reading January 10, 2017 at 2:41 pm 2 comments

Interview with Siffy and Tor Torkildson, editors of “The Walkabout Chronicles”

“The Walkabout Chronicles: Epic Journeys By Foot” is an illustrated collection of 35 essays about walking. The writers include scientists and archeologists, artists, explorers, and “ordinary people who do extraordinary things…”

Continue Reading November 29, 2016 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

Storing Up Wood for the Winter–in Champagne

The first problem was that I knew basically none of the things one would need to know in order to get wood for the winter. Here is an almost verbatim transcript of the first conversation I had with a friend who was trying to help me figure it out…

Continue Reading October 14, 2016 at 7:28 pm 4 comments

And then they were gone…

Les gens de voyage came here to pick grapes during the harvest…and then they were gone again…

Continue Reading September 27, 2016 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Keeping Immigration in Perspective

“Immigration is not a new story in this country. Almost all of our families came from somewhere else…”

Continue Reading August 8, 2014 at 8:47 pm Leave a comment

A few quotes about love, dreams, perseverance, and joy

Here are a few of my favorite quotes. Words to pick you up, urge you on, words to live by…

Continue Reading October 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

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