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Most of our injury was humiliation, but still

Alright, it was supposed to be “moderate,” my guidebook also promising a trail hiked by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Herman Melville.  Importantly, a trail with an 800-foot elevation gain. But as I studied the large, plastic-shielded map at the trailhead a middle-aged, baseball cap-wearing man approached and said,  “Where are you from?”  “South… Keep Reading

Contributors/David Taub/Voices

Mother Nature is really not happy with us

For the longest time, power brokers on both sides of that infamous “aisle” maintained that “climate change” was a hoax, and even if not, they claimed humans were not responsible. They were partly correct.  It is Mother Nature that has caused climate change; Mother Nature IS climate. But us humans kicked Mother Nature in the… Keep Reading

I am proud to be 1 in 5

One in five Americans will have a diagnosable mental illness within a given year, according to Mental Health America. One in five of your neighbors, loved ones, and community. You cannot tell by looking at us who we are. Stigma can keep us from openly sharing this part of ourselves. My name is Laura Kaponer… Keep Reading