Choose Your Own Title (You’ll Have to Read to the End to See!)

Twice this winter I picked up the phone to hear a slightly defeated-sounding local business owner nervously begin their sentence with: “Sorry, but…” And twice this winter I surprised them by saying, “It’s OK, I understand.” The past year has wreaked havoc on all aspects of society, and in the wake of the pandemic many have sought solace outdoors. That’s supposed to be a good thing, right? COVID has caused real pain and divisiveness, but…

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