Sunday, February 28, 2021
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Nature, life's portal, like human hope, springs anew. Poetic that spring follows the season of dark. It has been a long season.
The world reeling from pandemic, brutality instead of reason, and nature's recent hostility renders us weary, wounded and in need of lifted spirits.
We offer these:
- frames of spring 2021, early as it is in California
- and the word that is the elixir for all that plagues us, Perseverance, as in Percy.
This elegant flight machine, a Great Blue Heron that graced our ridge top this week is a thing of beauty, grace and wonder. So is this...
Sunday, February 14, 2021
As certain as sky meets the sea and sea meets the land there are immutable principles and forces at work, laws of nature.
Human life is bound by canons, history measures with the cold calculus of principle, that too is immutable. Character is rendered, judgement revealed. Human history is made of these. It is the log of our evolution, and it is indelible.
The Republican party set the nadir of moral bankruptcy and cowardice. Deplorable and despicable were their actions and now their reputations. Mitch McConnell's wile, his post acquittal statement, is like the man, fraudulent. After his time on the national stage he fears the inevitable searing truth of the historian's ledger. He will not have it both ways. Four years he enabled a destructive invasion of the republic and has again allowed a pernicious evil to go unchecked. It will be his votes, his record of complicity that history will recall. Generations will revile Trump, his mob of insurrectionists, his seditious accomplices and his hypocrites like McConnell.
Stay well, stay safe.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Atwater ordered the infamous Willy Horton television spot that helped destroy Michael Dukakis's lead in the 1988 Presidential Campaign. Of that ad about Dukakis Atwater said he wanted "to blast the bark of that little bastard."