Alot has happened in the world since our Holiday/Winter edition came out last November, to say the least...
It’s never been our intention to be political in our magazine so we won’t start now. No matter where one stands, we can’t deny that we’ve reached a crossroad here at home. To quote Mark Twain, “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.” We’ll leave it at that...
So welcome to our latest edition.
I looked back on my Editor’s Letter from last spring. It began with a neighbor asking me how I felt about the winter we had gone through. I answered, “It was the longest fall I’ve ever experienced” because of the mild temperatures. This brings me to this year’s winter. Recently, the same neighbor questioned me again how I’d characterize it (he’s always been shy on topics). I told him, “It was the longest spring I’ve ever been through.” I don’t need to speculate about what’s going on with the weather, but if icebergs start showing up on the coasts of Florida and California, I hope we can all be on the same page about global warming.
I’m an observer and always have been. One of the things I anticipate when spring equinox rolls around is the return of the songbirds and the squawkers, too, i.e. the crows. The silence of winter can sometimes test your soul. Then one morning they’re back. You’ll be lying in bed and a cardinal will be ecstatically preaching for you to throw open your windows. There’s no way to ignore him so you get up and go outside to find out what he’s singing about. You stumble into the first morning of warmth; then spy a worm in the garden and smell the earth rise up to greet you. You might even start whistling a tune of your own. There are still many good things in this world...
Jim & Mindy Elgas
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