July 4th Holiday Message

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.

In these challenging times, rocked by economic hardships and political Continue reading “July 4th Holiday Message”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Updated 07/01/2022

July 4

Good afternoon,

The Covid situation again appears to be stable, with little change in Easton or around the state.

In last week’s post I was discussing the decision regarding the slaughterhouse on Tranquility lane. I noted that Planning and Zoning was considering Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Column: Dying to Travel

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”

How’s Your Iliad?

‘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

In the recently Continue reading “How’s Your Iliad?”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

06/24/2022 Update

In regards to COVID, hospitalization numbers in the state are slowly decreasing. I believe there is a very slow but steady improvement.

This week marked graduations from Samuel Staples, Helen Keller, and Joel Barlow High School. This is a good time to be Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Column: Profiles in Cowardice

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”

Concluding Our Investigation of the Histories of Racism

The final installment in a series investigating the histories of racism, white supremacy and enslavement in the people and lands of Christ Church Easton.

What Now?

In one and a half years as priest-in-charge of Christ Church Easton, I have fallen in love with the lands and peoples Continue reading “Concluding Our Investigation of the Histories of Racism”

Column: Replacement Theory

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”

Savannah: History’s Revelations and Reversals

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”