Here’s a common statement I’ve heard from those around me lately: “It’s a busy time of year.” Teachers are preparing classrooms. Students are getting supplies. Families are trying to fit in last minute vacations before school takes off. Summer camps and other events will soon be wrapping up before Fall.
As I write this I’m riding across South Dakota after a few days of work in the Hills. The smoke from fires in Ontario and fires in the western US are blanketing us with thick smoke. The air tastes bad and as far as I can see - and it’s not far - all I see is a gray landscape.