In South Dakota you can social distance outside. There’s no Times Square out there. And the distances are greater.
Inside may be safer but it can become a prison, a dungeon with a tiny window installed by Apple or Samsung. That window is where you find us, and we are rowdy house guests.
And South Dakota is home to the badlands. The Badlands. There is no place as unconfined.
The Conata Basin is a grassy bay between the main Badlands wall and an intersecting ridgeline that branches south and east. By night, black-footed ferrets, back from near-extinction, hunt prairie dogs.