Whole new (scary) ranges

Dear President Biden, In the spirit of sticking with my pact with myself to stay “eyes wide open” about global warming, this morning I made myself read the WP article Amid Summer of Fire and Floods, A Moment of Truth for Climate Action by Sarah Kaplan and Brady Dennis. It’s long. And it’s depressing. Apparently …

The violence of nooses

Dear President Biden, It’s been a minute since I’ve had a moment to write to you. I don’t usually go this long between downloads, but a combination of being more tired than usual, having more work than usual, and playing more Scrabble than usual (as in playing Scrabble at all) have led to low letter …

Park beauty

Dear President Biden, You could probably shoehorn it into your schedule since you’re right there, but unfortunately I’m not going to get to visit the National Museum of Women’s Art there in DC before it closes for renovations for two years starting August 9th. The WP had a nice piece about the museum the other …

Power and freedom

Dear President Biden, I’m not sure what happened, but it seems like the Twitter-verse went into a time warp because a piece in the Atlantic by Ibram X. Kendi from two years ago appeared in Laura’s stream this morning. She didn’t realize it was old and pulled it up for me to read, which was …

A squirrel missive

Dear President Biden, Congratulations on the (still theoretical) bipartisan agreement on the hard infrastructure package. Hopefully Mitch McConnell won’t find a way to torpedo it and hopefully all of the Democrats will hold together to support it. I know there’s a lot more sausage making that’s going to happen on this agreement as well as …