Feeling restless and wanting to escape? Stay home and watch these 10 great escapes.
In this time of collective loss—while the nation, Decorah, and myself are scrambling to figure out who and what we are—I’ve lately found consolation in two works of art: Albert Camus’s novel “The Plague” and Ingmar Bergman’s film “The Seventh Seal.” Both artists deal head-on with plague and though both works wrestle unflinchingly with the physical and emotional devastation of plague, nevertheless they each offer a hopeful testament to human goodness and the moral value of life and human connection.
Winneshiek County Public Health and the City of Decorah urge residents to shelter in place whenever possible, maintain 6 feet of physical distancing, and wash your hands, among other measures.
Raymundo Rosales Aguilar reflects on the wisdom of fairy tales and mythology, how he’s planning ahead, and finding gold in the ashes.
Nancy Barry shares her thoughts on taking each day as it comes, how her perspective has shifted, and what’s bringing her hope.
Jacob Hrdlicka shares his thoughts on taking COVID one day at a time, practicing social distancing, and what he’s grateful for.
Kristen Underwood shares her thoughts on how quickly circumstances have changed and what is bringing her hope.
Greg Murphy shares his thoughts planning ahead, taking COVID one day at a time, and what’s bring him hope.
Keith Lesmeister reflects on how he’s planning ahead, the difficulty of processessing change, and the power of art.
In order to stimulate the local economy and ensure public health and safety, the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce has created a centralized online platform to sell gift cards for over 40 local businesses.
Liz Fox reflects on community sacrifice, the wisdom of Mary Oliver, and the flowering of hope.
Michael McElrath shares his thoughts on hunkering down, the difficulties we face in the future, and what’s giving him hope.