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

 

Stumble of the Week

Good morning, readers. As I look out the window at a thick fog, which has given the snow-covered landscape an eerie, spectral look, and the Canada geese scratch what they can from the frozen earth, I realize that it is time to take a few days off from my morning musings to recharge my imaginative batteries. I love doing this. It pushes me to try to organize thoughts, feelings, ideas in ways that might, if I am lucky, make others look at the world a little bit differently for a moment. It makes me feel connected. But when I spend two hours trying to connect an English woman who was arrested for assault for throwing a piece of toast at her husband and then smearing butter on his face with Florida’s “stand-your-ground” law, well, I’d say I was overreaching.

Time for a short break. And thank you for reading my offerings. Talk to you soon.

Stumble of the Week

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