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Editor's Note - August 2020

Joni Hoffman
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Joni HoffmanAugust is our back-to-school issue. As of now, who knows what the school year will look like? This month, we feature families adjusting to the new normal. In Karen Vine Fuller’s story, as two cousins – both incoming college freshmen – faced the cancellation of senior year, they discovered their grandmother went through the same thing during the polio epidemic. In Jennifer Oakley’s story, we hear about parents who are teaching their kids “Home Ec 101” skills like cooking and gardening. Our Travel Buzz columnist, Tracy Barnett, tells us about her rewarding life in quarantined Mexico – and how big journeys sometimes end, and that can be a good thing. Pooja Salhotra digs into the “myth of certainty” and her evolution from Harvard law to Buzz writer to pandemic-pending NYU journalism student to yoga teacher. Tracy and Pooja’s journeys remind me of this quote from Yogi Berra: “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” We may not know where we’re headed this year – but maybe that’s just fine. [email protected]

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