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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

Dealing with the 'new normal'


April 22, 2020

I thought I’d have little trouble with this new normal. After all, I’ve been social distancing for decades.

I don’t like crowds. I quit going to bars years ago. I hate standing in lines.

I hunt a lot, but most days it’s just me and the dogs. I’d fish by myself more often too, if only my wife didn’t insist on going along.

Lately, however, I find myself getting lonely in my own skin.

Fortunately, I’m quarantined with my favorite person, and we both miss the same things: human contact, handshakes, and hugs, especially from our grandchildren.

In the meantime we keep in touch onlin...

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