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Quiet Lives Transformed

When I started this blog a year ago, my goal was to preserve a record of daily life during an extraordinary time. I based the idea on the Mass Observation journals ordinary people kept during WWII in Britain. In his book about this project, In the War Now, Simon Garfield says the archive is “universally…

Liberation Day

Yesterday, the day that marked two weeks since we had our second jab, my husband woke up and declared it “Liberation Day”. One of his favorite things has always been going out to restaurants, so this would be our way of celebrating. He woke up thinking about the crab and avocado omelette at Elmer’s, here in Palm Springs…

Wrapping Up

Writing has been a kind of saving grace for me throughout this pandemic. I have spent many hours focusing on a China memoir that I hope will be done before long. Other tasks like writing a Lenten reflection, keeping a diary, writing haiku, dabbling in longer poems, and writing cards to people have likewise engaged…

Neighbor Talk

Like snowdrops emerging, the warming sun this week has drawn neighbors outside and allowed us to chat without freezing for longer moments than in previous months and weeks. I could not resist crossing the street and yard boundaries to see what was happening in others’ lives.

The Miraculous Normal

We returned to the Rockingham County Fairgrounds for our second shot last Saturday, but this time there were no long lines. We walked in, they checked our names, we moved the next room, we each sat down at one of 30 tables where health care workers were stationed, and we got our shots. I don’t…

Time Is Flying

There has been mostly good news this year so far, like Mr. Biden reuniting families that had been separated at the Mexican border, and vaccines are being developed, produced and distributed at a greater rate. Time hasn’t slowed down yet, but if we keep our seatbelts on and pray, perhaps this will be a less jolting year than 2020.

Good News

The news on the virus is getting very complicated to sort out. Once you are vaccinated, what can you do and with whom and when? What can we expect with new variants? A New York Times story today said there may be another surge in late spring, but:  Now the good news. Despite the uncertainties,…


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