Column: It’s Up to All of Us to Address the Hunger Crisis

“We’re definitely seeing a lot of new faces.”

“We are busier than ever right now.”

“This is a hunger crisis.”

Talk to any food pantry director in towns across Connecticut, and that’s what you’ll hear.

State Senator Tony Hwang

A recent Primerica survey revealed that 75% Continue reading “Column: It’s Up to All of Us to Address the Hunger Crisis”

The Civil Pause

There comes a point in the progression of a society when it is advantageous, perhaps even essential, that it take pause and stock of where they’ve been, where they are and where they’re going. This critical self-assessment can be addressed towards any and all aspects of the society, Continue reading “The Civil Pause”

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”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

4/29/2022 Update

Good Afternoon,


The COVID numbers are 34.2 per 100,000 for the week ending April 23, with less cases reported in Easton this week than last. This new strain seems to be pretty contagious, but not effecting people in a major way. Our plan remains unchanged Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

The Tradition and Spirit of Ekecheiria

The original Olympics began in Ancient Greece somewhere around 884 B.C., as a religious festival, honoring deceased heroes and various Gods, namely Zeus, the King of all Gods. No fighting or war was allowed among soldiers during the Olympics, since it was a time to respect the Gods, Continue reading “The Tradition and Spirit of Ekecheiria”

Column: Connections and Cycles — A Visit to Rhinebeck N.Y.

While some seek sleek lines, bright lights, and austerity, Dave and I love the warmth of well-worn wood, a fireplace tarred with the soot of centuries, a bar bearing the imprint of innumerable elbows and pints, and the welcome of a friendly barkeep. With his deep-set eyes and hollow Continue reading “Column: Connections and Cycles — A Visit to Rhinebeck N.Y.”

Column: ‘Shop Windows’ by Tom Rudne Photo Exhibit

Disturbing and Deeply Rewarding!

The depth of vision expressed in Tom Rudne’s exhibition of photographs currently on view at the Easton Public Library offers a fascinating journey through shop windows to images that stare right back at you. It’s a trip not to be taken lightly.

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A Tribute to Jerry Garcia

In August of 1995, I was walking through the giant oak grove at my graduate school in Western Pennsylvania, and there was a huge speaker in front of the library blasting the Grateful Dead. No one was in sight, just a lone speaker and Jerry Garcia’s voice billowing through the trees. Continue reading “A Tribute to Jerry Garcia”

Column: A Celebration’s Postscript: Boston 1854 and 2021

What’s that sound. It had been a late night prior, and the heavy brocade curtains in our room at Boston’s Parker House effectively muffled the outside world. But as I shook off sleep, I thought I heard… drums?

Omigod! Drums! “Dave! Wake up! The parade’s starting!”

It was 9:30 Continue reading “Column: A Celebration’s Postscript: Boston 1854 and 2021”

Column: Call It a Day

There was a time I loved Easton and my 3.6-acre property so much, I often I told my wife, “…when I die, bury me next to Sam.” It would be my honor to rest in peace alongside Sam, short for Samantha, the greatest springer spaniel known to man.

How I’d love to rest under the shade Continue reading “Column: Call It a Day”