Ferguson Township’s Board of Supervisors is protecting your water and working for the draw down of emissions to ensure our future climate security. Last night, we took action that shows that we are serious about our Home Rule Charter, our Community and Environmental Bill of Rights, and our commitment to Pennsylvania’s Green Amendment, Article 1, … More A right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou How do I treat people? How do you? One of my mentors, Madhu Suri Prakash, said, “Peter. I have never regretted being kind.” I can’t claim to always … More I have never regretted being kind.
Yesterday, November 25th, would have been my father’s 76th birthday. I’ve drafted this poem in memory of him. His love of leaves and forests, of words and feelings, and his honest appraisal of death has profoundly influenced me. These past few days I’ve walked the woods and noted our mortality and the impermanence of all … More In Memoriam: Aren’t these Leaves Beautiful? For John Dawson Carl Buck
THE HOOK. I turned around to look, Eying the trail for a slick rock, A root. Your eyes reflected in Puddles. Wondering, nervous, if We were in high school. I mean You weren’t asking me out to an arcade —a play land—where kids went to lose Themselves in noise. But can you hear the din … More THE HOOK. A #poem revised again.
HERE. THE HOOK. I turned around to have a look at you Eying the trail for a slick rock or root Or a glancing reflection of eyes in Puddles or through long-lobed leaves. Were we in high school? I mean You weren’t asking me out to an arcade —a play land—where kids went to lose … More Here. The Hook.
Our citizens and taxpayers deserve representation consummate with their representatives’ responsibilities. They expect—and should expect—that we set an agenda that advances people’s well-being and ensures that Ferguson Township is a great place to live, to work, and to play. In our pursuit of these goals, members of our board should act professionally, with comity and … More Professionalism, comity, and focus. That’s what you’re owed.
SHE KNELT AT THE END OF THE BED She knelt at the end of the bed, framed by the dark grain around the window. Her skin had turned bronze from days and days harvesting the trellised heirlooms and seeding flats by the row of staghorn sumac and black walnut. We’d pruned the tomato … More SHE KNELT AT THE END OF THE BED