Don Torino’s Latest: Embrace the Outdoors

Photo from a recent BCAS/NJMC walk by Marie Longo

Woody Allen once said, “I am not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Unfortunately, I am meeting more and more people that feel that way about being outdoors. They say they love Nature but don’t really want to be there when it happens.

It seems some folks that would otherwise be enjoying the outdoors have now become fearful of nature and are finding more and more reasons to avoid a walk in the woods and meadows  and stay inside …

After a recent report of oncoming snow, my neighborhood supermarket parking lot filled to capacity with the frightening weather reports of as much as 4 inches of snow, the lines at the check-out twisted as far back as the deli counter from panicked townspeople with shopping carts overflowing with the most critical of survival foods, Milk, bread and eggs.

But I had to wonder, was I missing something or was this 4 inches of snow very different from the four inches of snow that was around when I was a kid?

Here’s the link.

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