The much anticipated July 4th weekend was evident yesterday at Easton’s busy farm stands and in neighboring supermarket parking lots, where crowds were stocking up for family get-togethers and celebrations.
As the fear of Covid-19 subsides, the urge to travel re-emerges. Airports are packed with passengers, tens of thousands of whom will end up stranded awaiting flights that have been cancelled. Hundreds of thousands will be stuck on highways attempting to make journeys they have planned Continue reading “Column: Dying to Travel”→
‘And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.’ –Wendell Berry
The U.S. Senate has announced that it is on the verge of a monumental breakthrough: adoption of a bill that affects people with or seeking to acquire guns. This has been touted by the Senate leadership as the most substantial change in the gun laws in thirty years. Given that Continue reading “Column: Profiles in Cowardice”→
In 1956, I saw “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Although I had been raised on a weekly diet of science fiction and horror movies, this movie caused real psychic damage. The films with irritable dinosaurs, giant bugs, and overgrown gorillas and those featuring vampires and werewolves Continue reading “Column: Replacement Theory”→
When I was a teenager, history classes touted states’ rights more than slavery as the cause of the Civil War, and the romance of “Gone with the Wind” further colored my perception of Dixie’s fall. When I visited my grandmother in the South, I was enraged by the destruction wreaked Continue reading “Savannah: History’s Revelations and Reversals”→