I heart Hartford. Yes. Hartford.

I has in Hartford last night — at Bushnell Park— for a picnic. My cousin has been visiting from  Missouri, and as they’re leaving bright and early this morning, we wanted to get everyone together for one last hurrah. (That photo is of two cousins, playing a toddler’s version of soccer. The delighted little boy …

I love Mr. Rogers and you should, too

One hundred years ago, when I first moved to Connecticut,  I was overwhelmed. I was working at a new job where I very much wanted to succeed, trying to get the lay of the land in a state that was utterly confusing to me, and I was living in the old Parkview Hilton in Hartford …

This is what democracy looks like?

About 12 protesters out of roughly 100 or so agreed to be arrested at Hartford’s part in the International Day of Action today. In a cold drizzle, the protesters marched from Aetna’s corporate headquarters on Farmington, down Flower St., around the Courant, and up Broad, where they stood near the Courant’s front door and chanted. Police stood …