, Newburyport, MA


November 15, 2012

Our banner yet waves


Since when does “patriotism” mean willful ignorance?

Standing before — or rather, below — Bennett Hill, one might think our flag is nothing more than an expression of denial.

However, a political tidal wave also landed — as if for Thanksgiving — reasserting patriotism as E pluribus unum, the idea that we are all in this together.

If you doubt that, I know of a couple oceanfront cottages you can buy at steep discounts.


Jack Garvey lives on Plum Island and can be reached at

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