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A pandemic diary: Whoa

January 27, 2021 Photo by Andrew Beatson on Pexels.com A wet, grey winter morning turned downright grim with the latest news about how bad the pandemic is in Atlanta. According to a nationwide county-by-county breakdown, published by the New York Times and based mainly on state data, my county is at "an extremely high risk… Continue reading A pandemic diary: Whoa

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A pandemic diary: All roads lead nowhere

December 15, 2020 It means very little in the big scheme of things, but my wife and I have had to postpone something we'd been looking forward to: a visit to Florida. We'd planned to head down to Cape Coral, far enough south to have balmy winters yet only a day's drive from Atlanta. It's… Continue reading A pandemic diary: All roads lead nowhere

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A pandemic diary: Take a load

September 5, 2020 When you're staying home on Labor Day weekend with no football, it helps to have music, the kind that resonates in the heart, that's steered you through tough times before. I've been switching between the now-virtual Detroit Jazz Festival, where I've gone in person three times, and the wild party on WWOZ,… Continue reading A pandemic diary: Take a load

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A pandemic diary: Change and perseverance

August 27, 2020 I was sitting in traffic the other day when a dragonfly dropped out of the sky right in front of the windshield. It hovered like a Blackhawk, wings beating impossibly fast, before zipping away out of sight; their average speed is about ten miles an hour but they can get up to… Continue reading A pandemic diary: Change and perseverance

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A pandemic diary: Dog doldrums

August 21, 2020 These are unquestionably the dog days of August. Not because people are rushing to find pups for companionship, often acting on impulses that both humans and pooches will regret. (Hint: Be sure you're not dealing with a puppy mill, and if you don't like early-morning walks, you'd best forget the whole thing).… Continue reading A pandemic diary: Dog doldrums

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A pandemic diary: Falling dominoes

July 22, 2020 My shoulder hurts again. Dammit. It’ll be fine for several days, then stab me with no warning. This time, all I did was reach around to scratch my other shoulder, and it pulled too much or stretched too far. The pain flares out from the joint, up the side of my neck,… Continue reading A pandemic diary: Falling dominoes

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A pandemic diary: Independence

July 7, 2020 You had the perfect Fourth. Everything was great – the beach, the weather, the fireworks, and most of all, just hanging out and being normal again. You’d almost gotten used to the six-foot bullshit, and the mask when you absolutely had to, but no more. From now on you're free. Just like… Continue reading A pandemic diary: Independence