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July 15, 2021

parents and kids in garden

Photo by Eyoel Kahssay on Unsplash

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As we continue to live through this strange in-between time in terms of the pandemic, it is interesting to take a look at the stages we’ve gone through and the changes we’ve made as a society.  Many of us are hoping to see a continuation and growth of some of these positive changes.  Improvements in equitable access to health care, for instance, and an increase in cooperation among neighbors are examples, as are certain positive changes to our criminal legal system.  See today’s Moment of inspiration at the end of this e-newsletter for another example.    

One change I personally find heartening is the increase in people growing their own food and teaching gardening to their children.  It’s healthy for people and good for the environmentThe Seattle Times has recently taken a look at some of the changes people would like to see remain in place.  You may also be interested in this opinion piece, also in The Seattle Times: We can carry pandemic-inspired empathy into the future

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at   

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.