9. Nature. In 2019 my family completed our move to the country. What a blessing! No matter how dreadful the state of U.S. politics, taking a walk among the Redwoods always cheers me up.
10. Music. In hard times like these, music is my go-to source of comfort: Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash...
2020 brought the wonderful Ken Burns "Country Music" documentary series. And the stories of how music transformed the impoverished lives of the Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and many others. "Country Music" was a reminder of the rejuvenating power of the music of the American people. And, a reminder that, even in these dark times, there is more that unites us than divides us.
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