(Part two of two) “Remember the ladies,” Abigail Adams wrote in a letter to her husband during his service in the Continental Congress. And those words are how we now most often remember her: “Remember the ladies.” And John did. He pined for her. His long public career—in the Continental Congress, as a minister in […]
Hope you enjoyed your hot dogs, Mom, apple pie, fireworks, and the inevitable flourishes of patriotism, both faux and real, on the Fourth of July. But nothing has changed in America from the July 3 that kissed you good night to the July 5 that nudged you awake you this morning. Political warfare by any […]
Unpacking words, she spreads them out Like cards that might reveal something Hidden. There’s no room for your doubt. Unpacking her words, they fan out Into a hand, neat, clear of rings. Unpacking those words, she spreads them out Beyond speech. Until they can sing.