Spring Optimism

Spring has always been my favorite season, and even more so since moving to Maine years ago. I love the month of April especially for many reasons: more hours of daylight, melting snow, a warmer sun—all contribute to a surge of energy and renewed optimism. I found this quote from U.S. writer Susan J. Bissonette:…

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LOVE

Despite the frigid temperature, my older daughter, my 8-month old granddaughter and I were at the Women’s March in Portland in January. The sight of so many was energizing—all ages, genders, races, gathering together to keep the momentum going to work for a just society for all. And whenever I get to see my precious…

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