Since Last We Spoke, 8-21-17

Well, much as a nasty bout of vertigo attempted to derail my travel plans, I’m currently sitting at DCA, awaiting my flight to Providence, RI, where I’ll pick up a car and head to Newport. One of my favorite places to teach every year, and certainly one of the loveliest spots for a military base. Last week I was with the Air Force; this week it’s Navy and Marine Corps. Can’t wait to get up there, even though it’ll only be for a minute.

The vertigo made focusing on words tough, so didn’t surf much this weekend. But here at the airport it’s a different story. Here’s what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:

I feel this deeply


And in Boston

The very real struggles of victims in long term care facilities

Not everyone will be watching today

Fallen forensics

So much heartbreak in this story