Needless to say, things are a bit different this year. So, while we're still bombing brown people abroad, I've opted this year for the second part of Three Places in New England, "Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut". Its clash of tunes from the Big Book of New England Small Town Band Music seems apt these days. Also the middle part where the kid wanders into the woods to escape the crazy.
Putnam Park has a statue by Anna Hyatt Huntington of Israel Putnam escaping the British at Greenwich. The context has changed, but the gesture still holds.
|photo, from wiki, by Roy Klotz, MD|