Twain Wisdom

Dear Bennet, you wouldn’t believe it. America has gone insane. It would be unrecognizable to you, and quite chilling to see that the Big Lie syndrome has convinced 30 to 40% of Americans, mostly Republicans, of a fantasy reality. Hitler would be proud; Goebbels, envious! Trump has certainly given each of them a run for […]

Christmas 2021 (For Sam & Lauren, with Love) My son and daughter-in-law love to go hiking, particularly in areas that have lots of trees. Redwoods are of great interest and grab Lauren’s heart in particular. While I think Sam’s draw to hiking is also about the trees, I sense it includes elevation, providing sweeping vistas […]

northern pine forest

“Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore  unsuitable. I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds  or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of  praying, as you no doubt have yours.  Besides, when I […]