Maggie Koerth of FiveThirtyEight –
It has been a summer of compromises, a season of bending the rules. If I wear a mask and I keep my distance, I can go for a walk with a friend.
Hand sanitizer is a bulwark that allows my kids to play on an otherwise empty jungle gym. I believe the backyard has magical properties that will, probably, make it just safe enough to see people and talk to them.
In the sun and fresh breeze, we give each other air hugs from six-ish feet away.