Category Archives: Pandemic Days

Day 257: Pat on the Back

This week I finished my 37th book of the year (Piranesi by Susanna Clarke), and that means that I’ve already beaten my reading totals for the years 2105 (32), 2016 (35), 2017 (27), and 2019 (33). So, though I feel … Continue reading

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Day 256: What Could Have Been

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Grade: B `Between life and death there is a library,’ she said. `And within that library, the shelves go on for ever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have … Continue reading

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Day 255: Home Archaeology

Last night I watched a documentary on Netflix, Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb, which was about some recent (2018) archaeological finds at the Saqqara necropolis in Egypt. Among the things that the archaeologists found there were mummified animals, most of … Continue reading

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Day 254: Let Us Hope So

One of the first things I’m going to do when this pandemic is over, right after cutting my hair short, will be to get my piano tuned. Before the pandemic I had already put the tuning off several times, simply … Continue reading

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Day 253: Surprised Anew

If back in the aughts Hollywood had asked me if we needed another “Pride and Prejudice” film adaptation, I would have told them not to bother. The 1995 BBC miniseries was perfection. I’d have said no other P&Ps were needed … Continue reading

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Day 252: Accidentally on Purpose

I might have accidentally binge-watched all of “Dash & Lily” tonight. Or perhaps it was on purpose. It seems like something I’d do. Either way I make no apologies.

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Day 251: Good or Bad Be Damned

I worked all day, at the expense of other things. So it must be, until my work project is done. I also spent some time in the evening coloring with Marshall (he on a picture of sharks, me on a … Continue reading

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Day 250: Night Falls Early

Today I was so busy with work that I almost forgot to take a walk. By the time I went out, the light was almost gone, and I had to cut my walk short. Going forward, I need to adjust … Continue reading

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Day 249: Working Like a Maniac

It’s a good thing that there’s really no “dead” in my work deadline this week, because I am not going to finish my project in time. Nobody else will need to see my work until next week, so I can … Continue reading

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Day 248: Writing

I did some writing today. The words fought me every step of the way. That didn’t bother me too much, though. I was just happy to be writing again.

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