Reflecting on Nature, a Soviet Exile, and the American Soul

The second in a series on Depolarizing Politics

Meister Käßner
7 min readSep 10, 2020

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Exposed Rock in Whitehall State Park, Photo by Author

“. . . The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through every human heart — and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. And even within hearts…

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Meister Käßner

I have been reflecting and writing about the stories, people, and places Northwest of Boston for thirty-five years. I also teach history and manage forest land.