Thursday, November 21, 2019


The unfortunate truth is that Russia was the foreign power that systematically attacked our democratic institutions in 2016. This is the public conclusion of our intelligence agencies, confirmed in bipartisan Congressional reports. It is beyond dispute, even if some of the underlying details must remain classified.

In the course of this investigation, I would ask that you please not promote politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests.

As Republicans and Democrats have agreed for decades, Ukraine is a valued partner of the United States, and it plays an important role in our national security. And as I told this Committee last month, I refuse to be part of an effort to legitimize an alternate narrative that the Ukrainian government is a U.S. adversary, and that Ukraine—not Russia—attacked us in 2016.
These fictions are harmful even if they are deployed for purely domestic political purposes. 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Rachel and Nick

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

And We're Off

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hour of Magic

They stopped and stared, 
this doe and fawn,
for seconds that seemed to stretch 
into a hushed eternity.

I stopped and stared back,
not daring to break the spell of light
encircling these beautiful creatures. 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Song of Solomon

“Her mind traveled crooked streets and aimless goat paths,
 arriving sometimes at profundity, other times at the revelations of a three-year-old.
 Throughout this fresh, if common, pursuit of knowledge, one conviction crowned her efforts:
 ...she knew there was nothing to fear.” 

Friday, September 27, 2019


The light is changing, the days are shorter and the air a little cooler.
After a warm September, I finally encountered autumn tonight on my hike,
and immediately felt nostalgic for summer.  
The bygone months of 2019 are accumulating dust in the corner. 
Soon they will be labeled and shelved and the cycle will begin again.

Thursday, September 26, 2019