Prove It

People profess their love for America in many different ways; some make sense to me, some don’t. Love, like a lot of things, is subjective and assessing its depth and basis is fraught with peril. That said, we all have a chance to objectively prove our love of America...

Along for the Ride

Just when I thought the ride could not get any rougher, it did. And while the breakneck speed of events is unlikely to slow anytime soon, this weekend provided a few quiet moments in the yard to reflect. What hit me was this: that the laws of nature and science...

Post Labor Day Blues

That was fast. As unusual as it was, the summer of 2020 seemed to pass quickly. And just like it does almost every year, the transition from summer southwesterlies and hazy warm conditions has given way to the windy swings of early September and lower sun angles and...

Congratulations, Town of Orleans

I don’t go to many gatherings these days, but on Tuesday I made an exception to attend a happy event–the groundbreaking for the Orleans municipal wastewater system. Decades in the making and a testament to the perseverance, and thick skin, of some dedicated and...

An APCC Update

This crisp morning marks the start of meteorological fall. I know it’s not even Labor Day yet and many warm and summer-like days lie ahead, but much of this summer like no other has passed. For me, it is still too early to have fully sorted out what to make of this...