Orderly transfer of power — 2020*

"Inauguration Day Sunrise," by Geoff Livingston. Creative Commons license.

Every four years, I like to post the official picture of the outgoing and incoming presidents meeting in the oval office. This is a special time for our nation and nearly a religious experience for me. As I wrote more than twelve years ago: An amazing event is taking place: the orderly, peaceful transfer of… Continue reading Orderly transfer of power — 2020*

Link: ProPublica — What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol

What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol. ProPublica provides a collection of videos from the January 6, 2021, protests/insurrection. As supporters of President Donald Trump took part in a violent riot at the Capitol, users of the social media service Parler posted videos of themselves and others joining the fray. ProPublica reviewed thousands… Continue reading Link: ProPublica — What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol

Fun with a Onewheel

My neighbor got a Onewheel Pint for Christmas. I’ve been looking at Onewheels for years, wishing I could try one out. Yesterday was my lucky day. She’d set up some orange cones to create a practice slalom course. Back and forth I went, alternating between heel-side and toe-side U-turns at the ends. I zoomed down… Continue reading Fun with a Onewheel

Underlying conditions

She had underlying conditions. Thus concludes a recent coronavirus update. As if it explains her death. As if it’s pertinent. But it doesn’t and it isn’t. Instead, it minimizes her death and her life, the loss to her and those who knew and loved her, who planned on spending more time with her. It peddles… Continue reading Underlying conditions

Walking at the Jackson Bottoms Wetlands Preserve

Another day, another walk, this time at the Jackson Bottoms Wetlands Preserve. We were able to visit the preserve today as we were all dogless. It was a beautiful hike with a lot of wildlife: chickadees, Canada geese, egrets, great blue herons, and even a few bald eagles. We also saw deer tracks, though no… Continue reading Walking at the Jackson Bottoms Wetlands Preserve