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On Being In One's Element

Scott Parker

My whole life, I’ve been on a first-name basis with the rain. I know it intimately and directly, like gravity or my own breath, and therefore trust it. It is the only element I inhabit without hesitation or self-consciousness. It is, in fact…

What's Your Beef? What Does Friendly Even Mean?

Scott Parker

It happened again the other day.I was a few miles into a leisurely afternoon run when I heard a man shouting, “Don’t worry. He’s friendly!”There are few words less reassuring to a runner.A moment later, the dog was upon me. At…