Designing a Garden? You’ll Need a Plan

When Bill Noble first saw the Vermont property that would become his garden, it looked overwhelming. “It was a gorgeous landscape, spectacular, but it was huge,” he recalled thinking on that day nearly 30 years ago, when he looked out from the deck behind the modest 1830s Greek Revival farmhouse, …

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Grave Shortages of P.P.E. Gear Flare Again as Covid Cases Surge

Ms. Murray said medical staff members worried that surgical masks offered little protection when treating asymptomatic carriers of the virus. She said she was increasingly seized with anxiety as the hospital filled up with coronavirus patients, some of them sent from local nursing homes, because staff members lacked even basic …

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What Does it Mean to be ‘At Home’ These Days?

Welcome. I write from home because home is where I work, but I’m not always at home any longer. I’ve been to a hardware store this week, a pizzeria, a convenience store and the chandlery for a length of rope, which for someone who’s only been to the supermarket like …

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