Category Archives: Connie’s Perspective

Nature, Global Warming, and the Future

Driving the Kancamagus in New Hampshire, in late September, you expect the orange, red, and yellow hues to be vibrant, even neon-like. And there were places where the bright colors showed their faces. The birches stood naked while the plumage of greens and golds and orange flocked around them. The Great White and Green Mountains refused to give into global warming droughts. Their colors might not be as brilliant, but they are not ready to abandon all hope. They cling to the mountainside as if to Read more [...]

In Search of Manatees

It is Wednesday, March 4, 2015, and we are in Florida where Manatees are almost as common as Alligators. The Manatees are far less plentiful as Alligators, but signage would lead you to believe they are common. While we’ve looked in most of the swamps we’ve come across, we haven’t seen any alligators, but that doesn’t bother me. I’m actually feeling pretty good with not seeing an alligator. On the other hand, I’ve been looking in every body of water that we’ve come to, and I have Read more [...]

The Real Black Friday

Black Friday has passed, but for some, the memories are eerily hanging around. Black Friday has traditionally been a day when everyone goes shopping for holiday presents. It is the retailer’s biggest sales day. It is also the worst day to shop for most people, who: don’t like crowds; don’t support the commercialization of all the Holidays from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa; don’t have the money to shop; and so many other reasons. Nevertheless, there is another Black Friday… John Hope Bryant, who Read more [...]