At the risk of writing a (slightly) political article alluding to some opinions about supply chains and the state of the modern world, I wanted to share what (finally) arrived on my doorstep yesterday. A box. In fact, it was a large box, and a box I’d ordered … in June. In June, we were undergoing record heat, the days were long, and ahead of us were all sorts of free summer weekends filled with plans and potential for getaways to the mountains or nearby lakes or anywhere our pandemic lockdown selves could reach in a car without crossing borders. We optimistically ordered an inflatable kayak. And not just any old blow-up boat. We did some research, trialed some rentals,…

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