Welcome to Perspectives, a blog of thoughts, commentary and observations ranging from autistic adolescents to intimate portraits of urban communities.


Patriots Day

I cannot, and do not want to, compete with the events now unfolding in suburban Boston. Today is the original Patriots Day, when the American Revolution began in Lexington and Concord with what Ralph Waldo Emerson called “the shot heard round the world.” It is also the day in 1995 that Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, and it is the day the siege at Waco ended. May the killing stop.

Battle Royal

One Powerful Man