I Had the Feeling I Was Being Watched

Sure enough, a red-shouldered hawk was staring right at me

Red-shouldered hawk perched on a tree branch
Here’s lookin’ at you, kid. (© 2022, original photo by author, Berkeley, Calif.)

Nothing like a solo stroll in nature to clear one’s mind. Sure, it’s nice to hike with companions, too, but when you need space to think and evaluate the curve balls Life is throwing your way, one could do worse than seeking out solitude in a natural environment.

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