Knits and Votes

As has been my practice the past several years, I spent much of Election Day working at a nearby polling place. Turnout was strong because of the presidential primary -- Massachusetts is one of the Super Tuesday primaries -- and a local ballot referendum. Being a big fan of democracy and the right -- and … Continue reading Knits and Votes

Mitts and Socks

Late last month, Patrick and I joined a couple of cousins at a beautiful and stirring choral concert. The concert -- which had been planned for months and by tragic coincidence occurred one week after the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue -- featured music from Terezín Concentration Camp and a new composition, Anne Frank: … Continue reading Mitts and Socks

Knitting in Turbulent Times

Was Election Day really only a week ago?! Like many people in the US and beyond who supported Hillary Clinton, I've experienced shock, anger, dismay, disappointment, and a flurry of other emotions. For most of last week, I tuned out nearly all media. I just needed to retreat temporarily, focus on my work (which does … Continue reading Knitting in Turbulent Times