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COVID UNWINDING

OKAY, I didn’t win the balloon boat race. But surprise! surprise!  I’m not filled with hot air, either.  POETRY CLUB IS BACK,  GROWING, AND ALWAYS A GOOD TIME!   With more than 5, but fewer than 10, we literati of the … Continue reading

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COVID TIDIINGS, CONT’D

SEATTLE HAD SNOW, 6 inches of snow.  That was Saturday and Sunday.  Charlie and I frolicked in the snow.  See picture below. Today is Tuesday.  SEATTLE HAS SLUSH and, maybe 50 degrees.  Pray for a drying wind. But snow is … Continue reading

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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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