7 Good Habits I Picked Up During the Pandemic

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It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, it was a time of disbelief, it was a time of hope, it was a time of media noise, it was a time of personal quiet, it was the spring of not going anywhere, it was the summer of reading everything. The pandemic … Continue reading 7 Good Habits I Picked Up During the Pandemic

A New Year (Less Strange Perhaps)

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It was a strange year, wasn't it? Many things may have happened to you--a few too many. Or maybe nothing happened to you--you've postponed your plans, canceled your trips, put your dreams on hold. Maybe your life has really come to a halt this way. Still, was it a bad year if you're here reading … Continue reading A New Year (Less Strange Perhaps)

Coronavirus Conspiracies and My Mother

My mother thinks the coronavirus is a global conspiracy meant to 1) kill off people (because there are too many of us around) and 2) enable those who unleashed it to profit from it and “rearrange the global order”. I tell her the numbers. I tell her that people are really dying, that this virus … Continue reading Coronavirus Conspiracies and My Mother