I’m a broken record these days. My mantra? Practice social distancing, and when you can’t, wear a mask. Want to flatten the curve, save lives, protect the most vulnerable among us? Practice social distancing, and when you can’t, wear a mask. Want to show others that you care about what happens to them? Practice social…

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I want to say something about masks. While I bring my mask on every weekly hike, I’ve felt self-conscious every time I actually put it on. I do it, but I always worry that people I pass will think I’m overly cautious or ridiculous, especially because hiking happens outside and hikers are seemingly healthy. But…

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I made this board in January last year, just after Mary Oliver died, long before a pandemic turned the world upside down. I’ve created so many boards over the years, erased them, created something new in their place. This one, I couldn’t bring myself to erase. I still have it. It sits in my family…

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