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Guestwords: The Home Farm Project

This year I finally planted my victory garden. My coronavirus home farm, inspired by the victory gardens of World War II.

Oct 15, 2020
Guestwords: Social Distancing Revisited

With my hat, sunglasses, and N95 mask, I’m even more invisible than a middle-aged, gray-haired woman usually is in America. Not that I mind all that much.

Oct 8, 2020
Guestwords: Trump’s Economic Fallout

President Trump’s three main economic initiatives — tax cuts, tariffs, and deregulation — have turned Washington, D.C., and the country upside down. How has this worked out? Here are some outcomes.

Oct 1, 2020
Guestwords: Trump’s Economic Fallout

President Trump’s three main economic initiatives — tax cuts, tariffs, and deregulation — have turned Washington, D.C., and the country upside down. How has this worked out? Here are some outcomes.

Oct 1, 2020
Guestwords: Adirondack Morning

A memorable excursion into independence at Loon Lake in the Adirondacks.

Sep 24, 2020
Guestwords: 50 Years Later, the Free Life

On Sept. 20, 1970, the Free Life took off from Springs on a trans-Atlantic attempt, and something about its story has captured our attention ever since.

Sep 17, 2020
Guestwords: My Evening With Larry Kramer

A chance meeting in the summer of 1975 changes the trajectory of a young man’s life.

Sep 10, 2020
Guestwords: The Sailboat

After months of struggling to do it, I asked my brother to come get my sailboat — not because I do not love the beauty of it and the worlds it promised me, but because at some point I have to face reality and not just my dreams.

Sep 3, 2020
Guestwords: Misguided Monuments

When it comes to statues, I would like to advance the idea that the Confederates are in a class by themselves.

Aug 27, 2020
Guestwords: En Plein Air No Longer

A few recent painting experiences have brought me around to a new way of seeing what contemporary art is telling us about the disappearance of the open landscape.

Aug 20, 2020
Guestwords: Podcasting in the Pandemic

Two veteran journalists overcome all manner of obstacles to put together a program to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage, while taking a fresh look at the latest threats of voter suppression.

Aug 13, 2020
Guestwords: Sex Abuse in a Pandemic

The coronavirus amplifies many of the inequalities in our society. The wealthy can afford to self-isolate; the vulnerable are more so than ever. This extends to far too many children — the most innocent among us.

Aug 6, 2020