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The broader world in which we live sadly drew a little closer to home with the June 28 altercation in Gustine between members of a group holding a rally in support of law enforcement/first responders and counter-protesters who gathered in response.

Sitting on our patio on a quiet Sunday evening, when temperatures have backed from a warm afternoon to a comfortable 75 or so....and just soaking in the still, fresh air as I listen to the sounds of the chirping birds and, a block or so over, what I assume to be a family or household group i…