which is what happens in small communities where other markers are chosen and tribal lines divide just as surely on measures of character almost invisible to an outside eye, yet absolute and utterly defining to those within the system. I am an educator and believe in transformation and redemption but oh the process is slow and tortuous.

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

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