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Day 15: Ow

This self-isolation time would be less annoying if my foot didn’t hurt so badly and I could walk without pain. I have been trying to wean myself off social media. The nonstop feed of bad news and misery is too … Continue reading

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Keep All the Deliciousness

Note to self: the next time you buy roasted pumpkin seeds, hide them. If you don’t hide them, all the other hungry people will find them and nom nom nom, no more pumpkin seeds for the Apocalypse. Keep all the … Continue reading

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Day 14: Over 2,000

I have now published over 2,000 posts. I was going to get to that number anyway, but coronavirus made it happen a little sooner. Not that that’s any kind of bright side. I’d rather have fewer posts and less virus. … Continue reading

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Day 13: No Winning

Yesterday one of my fellow teleworkers found out that the grocery store she’s been shopping at has an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. Her town, though smaller than mine, already has more cases, probably because it’s closer to Boston, … Continue reading

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Day 12: Things We’ve Heard

Today I learned from a local news source that my town has not zero but “fewer than five” cases of coronavirus. As if that information is in any way helpful. I looked up the relationship between blood type and coronavirus, … Continue reading

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Day 11: Death and a Bird

Today my Twitter feed was full of names of people who have died from coronavirus. It will get worse before it gets better, and I don’t know how we’ll stand it. For the sake of future context, here are the … Continue reading

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Day 10: Limping into Spring

Today we had one of those famous New England spring snowstorms. Marshall and I went hiking in the woods as the snow was falling and it was, as always, beautiful. It’s good that we enjoyed the snow while it lasted, … Continue reading

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Day 9: Trying Not to Think

I went for a walk in the woods today. I needed the exercise. Exercise helps me not to think about what’s going on in the world. But I still had to come back home, and now I am at home … Continue reading

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Day 8: Lockdown

I learned late last night that Connecticut’s governor has ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down as of Monday night at 8:00 p.m. The article in which I read this also mentioned that the most recent CT resident to die … Continue reading

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Nature’s Noises

Sounds of the evening: the perky songs of peepers, the gentle hoots of owls, and an awful screaming sound that is probably fisher cats. Why you gotta like scream that, fisher cats?

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