Segovia? Lyon? Val d'Aosta?
Not a Roman aqueduct.
Laura was crossing the Susquehanna at Harrisburg, heading toward Pittsburgh.
The river is nearly a mile wide there, spanned by railroad trestles, high enough to withstand flooding.
Anjali held up her cellphone and clicked.
Then they were on the other side.
For a song about another wide river, the Missouri, check out Jerry Garcia's "Shenandoah Lullaby." (Jerry's been gone 20 years this month.)
“They may hate the cultural context they now find themselves teaching in, but they love their work. The Achilles’ heel of schoolteachers, one all too easily exploited by politicians, is that they love their students.”
(One of the best reads in the NYT these days is Margaret Renkl, in Nashville. In her latest post, Renkl describes the dedicated core of “born teachers” – the majority, she submits.)
(From Madeleine Albright in one of her final interviews in February):
“Putin is small and pale,” I wrote, “so cold as to be almost reptilian.” He claimed to understand why the Berlin Wall had to fall but had not expected the whole Soviet Union to collapse. “Putin is embarrassed by what happened to his country and determined to restore its greatness.” – Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, recalling her first meeting with the relatively unknown Vladimir Putin in 2000. – The New York Times, Feb. 23, 2022.