“Two Birdwatchers Talk about America over Zoom and Tequila,” by David Gessner, first appeared in Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight: Sheltering with Thoreau in the Age of Crisis. Salt Lake City, UT: Torrey House Press. Copyright © 2021 David Gessner. Reprinted with permission.


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