This picture illustrates pretty well what we are all experiencing at this point in history: an attempt to make our lives as normal as possible . . . while knowing full well that they are far from it! This issue of Ripples conveys the same point to me as we offer you a wide range of articles about matters of interest to Lakeport Cluster, ranging from information about the Cluster’s day-to-day operation and the people who make things happen, to helpful tips about maintaining our homes and keeping our community safe, to a favorite recipe of my family that points us ahead to the holiday season that will soon be upon us—in short, all the “normal” items you would expect to find in this newsletter. But, as much as we hope you find the articles in this edition of Ripples informative and helpful, I can’t let you get on with your reading without concluding with these parting words, definitely not the kind of thing I said in last Fall’s Ripples: Till next issue, please wear your mask, keep your distance, and stay well!
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