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Rock the Block

It is a cloudless July day in Connecticut—the kind of day that keeps people rooted in this place despite its long winters...

Two Last Suppers and Ordinary Greatness: A Double Eulogy

What are the compensations on the downhill side of life?

The Family Frog Kisses a Toad

Fortunately America still gives birth to her Framers and they come with every generation.

Friendship with New England Reserve

As the half-savage neighbor in Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” says, “Good fences make good neighbors.”

The Symbolism of a White Sidewalk

I tend to think that slippery sidewalks are a sign of a broader pattern, in which people are less prepared to take responsibility for the inconvenience of ‘gray areas.’