Go Take A Hike!

It’s the perfect thing to do. In these pandemic times, packed with all kinds of stressors, engaging in outdoor activity of any kind is a no cost way to both improve your happiness and ensure your health. Even when wearing a mask, breathing in the outdoor air and soaking in the greens of the trees…

The good. The sad. The stupid.

During the past weeks of COVID, it’s been like someone took a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle and tossed the pieces up into the air. And for good measure burned the box with its cover image of what the completed puzzle looks like…. The pandemic has uncovered fault lines, predicaments of unsustainability and short-sightedness. The virus starts…

Before Cloistering, Immersion

Before “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” became commonplace terms… Before closings and cancellations… Before the hoarding of toilet tissue, hand sanitizer, and water bottles… We had one last hurrah. You never know when the last time will be last, until you look back. It seems much longer than less than two weeks ago… To…

What Can We Do About The Coronavirus?

First of all read this article: How Canceled Events and Self-quarantines Save Lives, in one chart. There is a lot of information floating around about the pandemic. The article linked above provides a good overview, from interviews of experts and links to advise on practical concerns generated by all these closings. I a big believer…

Less Pluribus, More Unum

If you watch a construction project from start to finish, you learn that it’s easier to tear down than to build up. A bulldozer can make short work of knocking down a building, although the demolition phase is usually purposeful, not indiscriminate. Once the structure is leveled and piles of debris hauled away, it can take…