Monthly Archives: August 2015

Birds: that amazing fact of life

For some reason this year the towhees didn’t show up. I keep track of this sort of thing. They usually arrive in the last 10 days of April, a punctuation mark of spring. First heard, their distinctive “drink-your-tea-hee-hee.” Then seen, black on top, reddish sides, making their distinctive move in the underbrush, raking back leaves […]

The meaning of the Trump phenomenon

Along with everyone else, it seems, I’ve been trying to come up with an explanation for the Trump phenomenon. Phenomenon because it’s impossible to imagine that anyone would vote for the man himself. And of course not everyone is mystified; not, for instance, the millions who apparently crave him above all other fellow humans for […]

The Fate of High Toss Road

For quite a few years a major re-shaping of our town has been in the works. It’s called the Herring River Restoration and, mainly by removing a dike installed at the mouth of the estuary in 1909, will restore natural tidal flow to one of the largest wetlands in New England. A large portion of […]