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Muir’s Notebooks: Thinking and Working in the Age of Distraction

            Not long after the guns of the Civil War fell cold in the 1860s, John Muir opened a notebook and inscribed his name on the frontispiece. “John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe,” he wrote, situating himself as firmly as any of us may hope to do so. And then he started walking, a thousand miles or so,… Continue reading Muir’s Notebooks: Thinking and Working in the Age of Distraction

The Terrible Toll

We could fill up *two* Vietnam Veterans Memorials so far with the names of Americans killed by coronavirus. The wall at the Memorial spans 18 years, however. The 115,000 people dead as of tonight's count left us in less than six months. We will grieve this for generations.