Madam Secretary

Deb Haaland, U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

On December 17, 2020, President Joe Biden announced that he would nominate Haaland to serve as Secretary of the Interior. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 15, 2021, by a vote of 51–40. Following her swearing-in on March 16, 2021, she became the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary and the second to serve in the Cabinet. –From Wikipedia

Water’s Edge

Almost every Sunday morning, we ride our bicycles to Deering Point. It is a public park in southern Miami-Dade County that was originally part of the estate of Charles Deering. Long before Deering’s arrival, Paleo-Indians lived on the lands 10,000 years ago, followed by the Tequesta and Seminole people. The spot in this drawing, framed by mangroves at the water’s edge, makes me think of the people who lived here long ago.