Follow Up to the Fourth: Firefighter Flags

In America, Independence Day sees red, white, and blue flags waving high and proud from flag poles, on front porches, and in the hands of children at parades and fireworks displays. But I had never seen one of these black and white flags until my husband, a lieutenant with our city fire protection services, asked… Continue reading Follow Up to the Fourth: Firefighter Flags

Poetry from my Down East Days

Though I have lived in the landlocked Midwest for nearly twenty years, I spent the summers of my girlhood Down East, on a little island off the coast of Maine. Even after I went to college, my family and I continued to visit the island every July, and there I found lots of "scope for… Continue reading Poetry from my Down East Days