Tag Climate change

Can We Come Out Now?

Ready or not, it’s a different world My friends and I take a table outside and scan the posted QR code  Three-dimensional menus are largely a casualty of the pandemic. It’s a small but pervasive shift, one of the reminders that…

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Under the Heat Dome

We fled the California fires, and here we are Living in Napa Valley was a dream come true, at first In 2014 when we moved to the lovely little Wine Country town of St. Helena, we kept pinching ourselves. Here we…

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9 Headlines I Can’t Wait to Read

Seriously, I’ll drop everything for these articles As the most truncated Thanksgiving in living memory takes its place in history, I suggest we take a few minutes to consider what news we will be grateful for in the please-God-not-too-distant-future. With…

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Becoming Climate Refugees

Trying to escape the California wildfires It’s the second time we’ve evacuated in four days We drive north and east, away from Napa Valley, away from the flames, away, we hope, from the noxious smoke. But as the highway ascends into the…

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Waiting For Summer To End

In California, September is the cruelest month In other regions of the U.S, September brings tantalizing hints of fall I see it in the tweets and Facebook posts from people in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, even Washington: announcements of a tingling…

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