letters | notions of ‘protect and serve’ hit home

Waking in Watertown on Saturday, with a deep sense of place

I am privileged and grateful. I have family and friends who love me. I have kind neighbors. I live in a society where I can support or challenge a political or legal issue by speaking my mind and casting votes. In times of danger, skilled, dedicated professionals are able to work collaboratively and respectfully with the community to safely find resolutions.

In a time of isolation, my phone and Internet work and I can stay connected to so many. I have a choice of news media to follow. I have rights that are protected much more than not, and much more than is true for too many other people on earth. My life is valued.


I do not take for granted where I live, who I am, and what I can do in this world.

Thank you to everyone who cares about our world and shows this through quiet, subtle ways and very brave actions.

Donna Tambascio


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