The irony of this, twisting words to stand for their opposites, is profound. The nation of self-reliance and standing on one’s own two feet, no buying into a disposable culture and a what’s in it for me mentality. There is no strength is this only the hollow echo of what was and might have been.

Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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