Monthly Archives: October 2021

Newport and the contradictions of obscene wealth

My wife and I recently spent a few days in nearby Newport RI. I recommend it as a pleasant way to remind ourselves of the contradictions of great wealth. We walked again the wonderful Cliff Walk along the east side of Aquidneck Island with its view to the rockbound shore and limpid waters of the […]

Who Are We Now? Updating “Washashore”

According to the recent census, the Outer Cape is experiencing an unprecedented population explosion. Wellfleet’s year round population has increased about 30% over the last ten years, from 2750 to 3566, with Provincetown and Truro not far behind Wellfleet According to Wikipedia, that 30% is the biggest 10 year increase in the 170 year population […]

Interview with a principled anti-vaxxer

I had a conversation with a covid anti-vaxxer recently. It was an intense and, for me, clarifying experience. It was my first such conversation—we don’t run into many anti-vaxxers in this neck of the woods. Everybody I know has been long and happily vaxxed, believing ourselves to be not only safer personally but part of […]