VOL. 17  NO. 1 -- JANUARY 10, 2022

Our Stories and Features


Reflections/Jonathan Gramling

Jonathan Gramling

King’s Inspiration of Hope

REOne of the fringe-benefits of publishing The Capital City Hues is that I have reconnected with two friends from my undergraduate days at UW-Madison in the early 1970s. In fact, we lived together in the Farquat Coop on Mifflin Street for a year. One of them, Tim Bernthal who lives in Seattle, looked me up last summer when he was visiting his brother who lives in Madison. And Janet Faller-Sassi lives in New York City. Ironically, I was visiting New York on the same weekend that Janet was visiting Madison with another of our old roommates Betti Iwanski. When she was going to UW-Madison, Janet was on the Daily Cardinal staff and developed a penchant for picking up newspapers she wasn’t familiar with. So while she was in the Memorial Union, she picked up The Capital City Hues and saw that I was the publisher & editor and emailed me’

Both Tim and Janet became subscribers of The Hues and so Janet and I exchange emails 1-2 times per year. In her latest email, when she commiserated with me concerning people close to us who were anti-vaxxers, she also said that while it was refreshing to hear my optimism, she couldn’t share it because of the impact of climate change and its future implications. New York City is hardly immune. -- READ MORE