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Back in the USA

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Quabbin Reservoir, Massachusetts, June 2016

I returned to the United States in May, after nine months in China, and my greatest enjoyment has been to breathe deeply, soak in the beautiful blue skies and fluffy white clouds, and walk around the clean water reservoirs and wooded parks in eastern Massachusetts.

Summer is glorious here. The population density in the United States is much, much less than in China…which makes me realize why we still have blue skies. If we had as many people per square mile as China has to feed, clothe, employ, and shelter in modern, industrialized, urban fashion, our skies would be grey, too.

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