Tag Archives: COVID-19

A Room With A View

Or My Tangle With COVID-19 On the morning of Friday, April 23, it started with a feeling that someone, or something, had come into my bedroom during the night and beaten me with a rubber hose. I had achy-breaky-muscle-and-bone achiness. … Continue reading

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Winter’s Parting

Adopting rescue cats. Continue reading

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Pockets of Joy

I am confident it won’t come as any surprise to you when I write my next words: (Virtually cracking knuckles to limber up my fingers.) Life has had the joy sucked out of it like a little lamb suckling milk … Continue reading

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Hello, Twenty-Twenty-One

Quick quiz — how many times have you said or heard someone say ‘I can’t wait for this year to be over!’? A hundred? A thousand? A gazillion? I, myself, must have said it a quadtrillion-million-heptazillion times. Yes, heptazillion is … Continue reading

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Summer 2020: Don’t let the door hit you…

I may be in the minority, and that’s perfectly okay, but I am NOT sad to see Summer 2020 hit the road. In fact, if it would have helped, I was available to help pack its bags. Continue reading

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What is essential?

How does one determine what is and isn’t essential? Consider this caterpillar; is it essential? It’s a cool caterpillar that lives in oak leaf litter. It flips over to show its pinkish-purple belly, thus playing dead. Eventually it will finish … Continue reading

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Welcoming Back Old and New Friends

It’s May, as you already know, and this is the month when old friends return to my little corner of the Concord River. For example, my Rose-Breasted Grosbeak has come home to make her nest and raise her young. I … Continue reading

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Waiting to Exhale

Back on April 12, 2013…Wait a second, that’s incorrect. Allow me to begin again. Ahem. Back on April 11, 2013, I wrote an essay about buying a house. Here is what I wrote: “Why do you want to buy a … Continue reading

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That Which Shall Not Be Named

This blog post is not about that which shall not be named. You know what I’m referring to. No, not him. You know. Yes, that! I’m not going to blog about it. I’m not going to name it. I’m not … Continue reading

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