Newsletter — Winter 2024

Dear Friends,

Now that soft, gray reading (or audio book) days once again replace the hectic holidays, providing a breather– a chance to reconnect with one another, to think about the direction in which we are moving and perhaps reflect, reassess, redirect or even redouble our efforts.

As we emerge from this “time out” what choices will we make and why? Will those choices bring us closer to each other and closer to the most noble of our aspirations? Brandi Tuck’s piece on Path Home’s “Model for Addressing Homelessness” provides one story of what can be done when people of good will and energy rise to the occasion. It is a story of good intentions turning into real progress. 

Hopefully, we all will take the spirit of the season of warmth and light and carry it forward.

Looking for a good book to read and perhaps share? Here are a few “keepers” about which we have never heard said: “I want that day back.”

Sen. Ron Wyden on significant movement toward clean energy in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act.

Noted energy expert Angus Duncan on the ongoing threat of climate change and the actions necessary to remediate harm to our environment and us.

A link to the most recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the state of global warming.

Meanwhile, some thought provoking and entertaining diversions that might be of interest in the hours when concentrating on the problems of the day can be set aside that as far as we know, are unlikely to be on Twitter.

All the best to you and yours,

The folks at Open Spaces: Views from the Northwest

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