Friday brought snow; it snowed most of the day but was too warm for anything to accumulate. Friday night we had about 8-10 inches of wet, heavy snow which brought down tree branches and caused quite a few people to … Continue reading
Today dawned murky. To the west, over the lake, darker clouds can be seen moving slowly towards us. This winter started out with little snow, but in the past two months we have caught up and are now well above … Continue reading
I’ve taken to avoiding news feeds in the evening, and try to limit my intake of news during the day; I also spend too much time fact checking. Anyway, the sheer volume of hatred towards those who are vulnerable, and the environment, is simply overwhelming, a tsunami that threatens to devastate all I love in the world.
Of course, none of this craziness is new. I imagine Jung dropping by for a spot of tea. I can imagine him sitting there in the sun, drawing on his experiences leading up to World War Two, and expressing empathy for our situation. He would point out that we may easily become what we fear, and draw parallels between Islamic extremism and the behavior of extremists on the Christian right. Then he would wish us well, grab a cider doughnut for the road, and retreat to his hermitage. Continue reading
March has arrived, rainy and warm, rather more like April. More March-like is the stiff and gusty breeze, whipping the conifers and threatening to send hats and recycling careening down the street. Like the March wind, events can clear the … Continue reading