Blair Braverman ’11 has an essay in the New York Times as part of their series on resilience. In her essay “What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown,” Braverman links the unknown distances her dogs must run each time they go out with the uncertainties of the length of the pandemic.
“That’s how I feel now, midpandemic: that we humans are falling into uncertainty, stretching ourselves thin, and we have no idea how far it is to the finish line. The difference, of course, is that sled dogs want to run, and people do not want to live through a public health crisis. But there’s a parallel in the unknown distance, the unseen ending. And oddly enough, mushing has prepared me for this.”Read full article