"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles."

--Anne Frank

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Beautiful photo. Thank you for everything you give us.

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Take care of yourself = advice for all of us.

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Sweet dreams, Heather, and thank you for your amazing letters. You give us hope.

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As always, a great photo to accompany a great message.

We can't fight the battle if we suffer from constant battle fatigue.

May we all catch an extra 40 winks this weekend.

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Just gorgeous, the photo, and yes, I fully agree that all of this history in the making day after day is exhausting! Sleep well!

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Have a lovely 4th break. Please know how much we appreciate everything you do.

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Marathon for sure...this week has been devastating! We all need to rest and renew continually for the long haul. TY so much Heather...and all of you, my fellow/sister travelers.

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Thank you Heather - this evening in particular, for articulating “how freaking exhausting it is to be living through this moment.”

In times past, when troubles came, we’d take for granted that our communities and nation would be there when we came up for air. And now...

The beautiful and bucolic photo from your kayak made me long for safe harbor.

Meanwhile, I trust Joe, Nancy and Chuck are paying close attention to what’s going on with the SCOTUS, and are planning a counter offensive. 🙏🏻

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Indeed, quite a trying time if one is a believer and supporter of democracy and honest jurisprudence.

Nevertheless, please do rest and enjoy some good shut-eye; we need your acumen and reasoned perspective in fine form to give is sorely needed context and vision in this godawful mess. Cheers.

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Exquisite serenity in this photo. Thank you for sharing. Sleep deep.. self care is so important these days!

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Hats off to you for your tireless dedication. You are a gem.

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Exhausting is the word for it...emotionally exhausting and infuriating which is also exhausting.

Wishing you a good night sleep and sending gratitude for your commentary.

and by the way you are an excellent photographer. It is a crisp and serene photo, and love the colors.

A good photo to hold in mind as we navigate the supreme court decisions

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Rest easy and well. Not sure I’d get through these days and weeks without your nightly grounding.

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Strong honest exhausted 26 year old Cassidy Hutchinson Stuns With Testimony About Trump on Jan. 6 - trying to save us... meanwhile Black Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn by a weakened weak wimp pallid white Chief Justice John Roberts leading a rogue racist Supreme Court - and it’s clear that white racism - WHITE RACISM RULES - apply again and again in the land of Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis - with criminal former grifter in chief president Trump running to enrich himself - and most pampered Americans worried about the cost of gasoline.. not warming, and current history is recorded by the myopic for the myopic on TV with Michael Beschloss of the dyed hair and plagiarism flowing through every paragraph... and we are tired tonight.

Awe shucks. We are exhausted just warming and selling our words for millions as the poor starve and flee drought, war and rising crime and water...

Newspapers big and small are dying as Randal Smith is buying them to bankrupt them and liquidate their assets for profit and he calls himself a conservative Republican Trump loving patriot.. trained at Bear, Stearns .. under Cy Lewis - who came honest and died dishonest..

And we are tired. As the daily slaughter is recorded, and no one asks why those white boys kill and kill and kill - people of color, and white racist cops do the same.

And we are tired.

Yes, fucking tired.

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop comes to mind. How did she live? Die? How did her mother die?


W. Mark Felt saved his nation and lost his wife. He died tired and alone. In tears. Smiling.

Suicide is rising. Suicide by cop is soaring.

No one asks why.

I shall.

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Totally. Exhausting. I admire your ability to do the very hard work AND to take care of yourself so that you can sustain your effort over the long haul. But I guess that’s the secret sauce of being such a great historian!!!

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