The two Better Balance courses that Dee PT has presented have been very enthusiastically received. It is exciting that more than 30 people signed up for each of them—an expanded class size is definitely one of the advantages of Zooming.
It looks like we may be socially distancing for a while to come. If the pandemic continues, we will all need to sort out how to stay safe, healthy and sane. For many Vermonters, playing in the outdoors may be the best solution for sanity. Why not take this moment to learn something new about the natural world that lies beyond the reach of our feet or a car trip?
The mention of NASA brings to mind things hurtling through the air—for third graders at Charlotte Central School, those flying objects are mosquitoes, and their mission is to figure out when those pesky summertime visitors are going to show up. As part of The Globe Program, Mission Mosquito is a citizen science project that helps NASA scientists identify patterns in mosquito growth and infectious disease around the country.
I first set out to write about Raina’s garden for the gardening column in the last issue of the paper. Fortuitously there was not enough space that time to include the piece and we needed to table it for a few weeks. And too, I needed time for my thoughts to marinate and the universe gave it to me.
Every time I went to see him there was a pile of newspapers falling off of the table beside his chair.