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GOOD TIDINGS AND ADAPTING

Thank heavens!  It’s a New Year and a  a new beginning.       Here’s to all the good that portends. Good news is we’ve made it this far.  We just need to get through the next two weeks of muzzling … Continue reading

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COVID DAYS: EVEN NOW, MANY THANKS

O HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY! Most significantly, I am thankful for the half of the voters who gave us a generous future and for the other half who, but for a few, didn’t try to kill our democracy. I am hugely … Continue reading

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NEWSPAPER FOLLOW-UP, QANON MOSTLY

It’s best to read yesterday’s post first because this one mostly builds on QAnon comments therein.  Herein, I am quoting at length from Farhad Manjoo’s NYT article because I worry that my links don’t always go through, and no one … Continue reading

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COVID OR N0: READING, PART 1, NEWSPAPERS

It’s a little exciting. Two of you asked what I have been reading during COVID.  Among my faithful readers, two requesters is Legion.  So this is a little exciting.  But let’s face it: COVID or not, I read a lot. … Continue reading

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COVID 6: SORT OF HAIKUS

SORT OF HAIKUS, always 17 syllables, or HOW I SPEND MY VIRAL CONTAGION 1.  The lobby statue / sits with ears up, moving eyes, / and masked m-utterings. 2.  It’s a statue. It’s / a bot. No; it’s a chair-full … Continue reading

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COVID 5: DAY BRIGHTENERS

It’s a dark, very dark day…  Charlie says the apocalypse is upon us; the viral and wildfire smokey particulates are winning.  Disaster Trump  lurks.  And wonderful RBG dies.  I call it the big unpleasantness, because I am his mother.       … Continue reading

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COVID 19 NOTES 4, MORE DAY BRIGHTENERS

We were quarantined again.  Fortunately, Day Brighteners were not.  These are some of my favorites. Forever lattes!  Charlie has a new phone which means that, with the Starbucks’ mobile app he can now upload, he can always pick-up lattes, even … Continue reading

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COVID 19 NOTES,3

JUST IN: A COVID-maybe worker lurks and we are confined…again.               The COVID comes, the COVID goes … up and down, but never away.  Sigh. Life is Groundhog Day, temporarily sheltering (now,even more)-in-place  Thank heavens … Continue reading

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COVID19 NOTES 2, PLUS

AVOIDING THE VIRAL CONTAGION LIFESTYLE NOTES:  We of the poetry group met  monthly to have fun with  favorite poems.  My choices always seemed to be better with a change or two.  For instance, Emily Dickinson’s poem “To Make a Prairie” … Continue reading

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COVID19 NOTES 1, PLUS

We are one with “social distancing” and “shelter in place”, with boxed meals set outside the door, Charlie’s workshop masks at the ready, and my 2′ poker still good for pushing buttons and  better than anything else for keeping people … Continue reading

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