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Day 118: We Love Books

My husband, who is concerned about my book-buying habit, attempted a sort of intervention. He told Livia to tell me to stop buying books. And it worked to the extent that she did pass along the message. But then she … Continue reading

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Day 117: Not the Only Ones

As I’ve said before, my husband and I probably won’t send our kids to school in the fall, even if the schools are open. At first I worried we were the only ones and that all the other parents were … Continue reading

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Day 116: This Post’s For You

I’m supposed to write a post for every day, but sometimes I get lazy and fall behind, and sometimes I might even get a little cranky and question the whole point of it. So I remind myself that the point … Continue reading

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Day 115: Acorn Memories

My short-term memory is shot. It’s gotten so bad that I cannot remember which lap I’m on as I’m walking my daily 16 (or more) laps. Not that accuracy is critical, but I strive to walk at least my daily … Continue reading

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Day 114: So Long

My hair is longer now than it has been in more than a decade. I had already postponed getting a haircut several times before the pandemic hit, so my hair was longer than it ought to have been. Now it … Continue reading

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We Agree

My husband told me he’d seen a bird that looked “like a svelte robin with an orange belly.” I told him it was probably an oriole, based purely on the “orange” part of his description. I have seen orioles here … Continue reading

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Day 113: Strange Dreams

A few weeks ago I kept dreaming about being in a grocery store without a mask on, and when people crowded around me, I yelled at them to get back. It’s no mystery where my subconscious is at these days. … Continue reading

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Big Thoughts

I’ve been thinking a lot of deep thoughts lately. Democracy and fascism. White privilege and Black Lives Matter. Pandemics and the state of the American educational system. Among other things. Those are all important, but they are things over which … Continue reading

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Day 112: Heard on TV

Heard on TV last night: “A mask is not a big ask.” The rhyme is good, though it doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as you’d think it would. I definitely like it better than “Mask it or casket” … Continue reading

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Day 111: Sweet Smell of Success

I bought some laundry sanitizer because I wanted better smelling towels, but I secretly hoped it might also sanitize the washing machine, which had developed a funk that bleach, vinegar, and baking soda had each failed to eliminate. I started … Continue reading

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