Women power and blunt spears

On Sunday we skipped Quaker Meeting and went instead to the Gloucester Democratic Committee’s annual breakfast. Most of the speakers were women, strong and articulate women like Elizabeth Warren, State AG Martha Coakley, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, State Rep Anne Margaret Ferrante. I was so very proud of how these women presented themselves and their platforms so well. The fact that the women outnumbered the men, both in speakers and in the audience, didn’t go unnoticed.

But the rah-rah speeches don’t get me to stand up and cheer rah rahs back. I can’t stand the simplistic rhetoric of polarization – good versus bad – which is why I would never be a good politician.

After having done our democratic duty we devoted the rest of the day to our garden. The beets and chard are in, the snap dragons, the primroses. Axel was responsible for the vegetables, me for the flowers.

Axel caught an asparagus beetle which he promptly scanned and crushed under the scanner cover. We have to be very alert as they can do much damage to our precious crop. Sunday’s and Monday’s sunshine brought forth another whole meal.

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