Friday Faves — Pizza, a Little Drummer and a birthday boy

Friday Faves — Pizza, a Little Drummer and a birthday boy

Generally, I spend the day after Thanksgiving digesting a giant meal, hauling out the holly and singing Christmas carols along with my friends Bing Crosby, Kenny Rogers and Amy Grant. This year, I'm adding a couple of tunes to the playlist and my needle seems to be stuck on one in particular. Have you heard [...]

A 20/20 view of 9/11

A 20/20 view of 9/11

I don’t believe this country will ever forget the events of 9/11, the images of falling buildings and crashing airplanes, and the awful reality of watching nearly 3,000 human beings die in real time. The question, especially during this particularly challenging year, is whether we will remember its lessons. If you put a slash between [...]

Sediment and rings

Sediment and rings

I wonder how our rivers will record this volatile year. What stories will they tell in the sediment they leave behind? Does the 2020 moon wax in sympathy, or wane in dismay? Will the stressed roots of this year's trees grow deeper, will their acorns offer hope? Do the tides of 2020 hurry out and [...]