Vaccine Envy

I never envisioned a time would come when we’d all be congratulating each other on having gotten a vaccination. But that’s exactly what I’ve been doing on friends’ Facebook pages lately. And I feel encouraged as I see the rising number of friends who say they got their shots. I haven’t written much about theContinue reading “Vaccine Envy”

Photo Friday: Read Across America

This week we celebrated Read Across America Day. Despite the Dr. Seuss-related controversy, I love the idea of a day for making time to read and to encourage reading. So today’s photo is just one of my many, many, many bookshelves. I chose to photograph this one for purely aesthetic reasons. How can any readerContinue reading “Photo Friday: Read Across America”

Friendly Fire

After weeks of cold weather, my writer’s group was able to meet again on Thursday. Until last year we met twice a week in coffee shops. Of course, when the covid-19 pandemic struck, we had to stop gathering in indoor venues. After a few months of not meeting at all, we started up again lastContinue reading “Friendly Fire”

Throwback Thursday: JFK and Papa

I was recently reminded of a photo I came across a couple years ago. I was doing some research on a 1960 John F. Kennedy campaign tour, and found a newspaper photo of him speaking at an armory in Scranton, Pennsylvania. And I recognized my own grandfather sitting onstage with him! “Papa,” as we calledContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: JFK and Papa”

Photo Friday: Women’s March Recap

Last Friday I posted a photo I took four years ago at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., the day after President Trump’s Inauguration. Searching for a suitable image for today’s featured photo, I decided I’m not finished with the Women’s March, so here is another moment from that exhilarating day. At this point, weContinue reading “Photo Friday: Women’s March Recap”

Bernie’s Mittens

We all saw him at the Presidential Inauguration last week. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont – eschewing the stylish cloth dress coat look of most of the politicians attending the event – sported a relentlessly unstylish puffy brown coat and enormous patterned sweater mittens. Since then, unless you’ve been living in a cave, you haveContinue reading “Bernie’s Mittens”

Photo Friday: Women’s March

On Wednesday, many of us watched breathlessly from our socially distanced living rooms as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as the new President and Vice President of the United States. It was natural to remember a time four years ago when we had longed for such a day. On January 20, 2017, DonaldContinue reading “Photo Friday: Women’s March”

A New Hope

This morning a little before noon, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as President and Vice President of the United States. I cried when Harris took the the oath of office. It took more than 230 years, but finally we have a woman Vice President. And she’s both African-American and Asian-American. And President BidenContinue reading “A New Hope”