Fireworks on the Sound

You’ve probably already heard the fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches. If you have dogs, they’ve already leaped under the bed as your neighbors begin their explosive amateur hour that inevitably ends up with an emergency room visit. Growing up, the Fourth of July fireworks display was the one time our entire town got together. We’d gather at the … read more

An unwelcome camaraderie

On Tuesday, all of us were asked to perform our civic duty at the voting polls. Some wore their “I Voted!” stickers like badges of honor, others grumbled about the lines, and still others heeded the siren song of the sleep button on their alarm clocks and skipped the vote altogether. Despite the importance of the individual vote in our … read more