Month: June 2016

NO COMING BACK

“What do you mean, you’re fracking here! In the valley? Why?” I asked. I was horrified. Ever since “fracking” became the latest, greatest trend in assaulting the earth, I have been sure it was going to do serious harm. How can anyone believe drilling… Read More ›

FIRST PRIDE PARADE

On June 28, 1969, we went to see a play with a group of friends. When the show ended, we left the theater to fine the street full of people. Crowded. It was the first ever New York Pride Parade … and we were there — accidentally… Read More ›

MACRO FUCHSIAS

Despite plague and panic, we have faithfully watered the fuchsia every day. Garry, my brave knight, has gone out there with the watering can, even when it was raining poisonous caterpillars. My hero! Our good luck that the gypsy caterpillars… Read More ›

FOLLOWING SCOTUS

SCOTUS, aka the Supreme Court of The United States, had itself one big day yesterday. They come down solidly on the side of women’s rights against the state of Texas. The ruling will put a serious crimp in the campaign to… Read More ›

A SECOND SPRING

After a complete defoliation by voracious gypsy caterpillars, there are signs of recovery in the woods. It’s hard to find an up-side to a gypsy moth infestation, but if any exists, it’s that you not only get more light without… Read More ›