Category Archives: personal reflections

2021 in the rear view mirror

I planned to write an end-of-year letter to friends, but gave up and decided to turn it into a blog. So, dear friends, 2021 was a year of missing pieces. No overseas trips, few social events, and no encounters with crowds.   … Continue reading

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Labyrinths

Blogging during a pandemic that sent us indoors in March 2020 and barely let us out until March 2021 has been a challenge. And in the months that followed, I’ve done little more than exercise, go to the grocery store, … Continue reading

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It’s not corn. It’s sorghum.

  Ever wanted to know more about sorghum*, besides wondering if it’s a dental disorder? I didn’t either, until I found some growing in my yard.  I’ll point out that my yard is located much closer to city skyscrapers than to … Continue reading

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Decluttering as a solo activity

My husband and I are at the age when we start to think about a future different from the present, one in which we might not spend the rest of our days in our two-story house, might not even live … Continue reading

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Nothing normal about these days

Last week, Washington’s governor lifted most Covid-19 restrictions and pushed us out of our protective nests into the post-pandemic “life is nearly normal” world. For the fully vaccinated, no masks, no social distancing, and hugs are allowed. This is what … Continue reading

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Are we ready for normal, new or otherwise?

Many writers are talking about the new normal as if it was about to fling its door open and welcome everyone in; more suspect is the notion that everyone is clamoring to get in. I struggle between living in the … Continue reading

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Virus and politics lead to new health challenge

My most recent post, the last of three blogs written in an attempt to add humor to lives quarantined for two months, appeared on May 12. By mid-May, I’d stopped laughing. It’s mid-July now, and little has changed beyond more … Continue reading

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Life in a virtual world

Two months into semi-quarantine, and it’s impossible to ignore the changes around us. Including my hair color. Recently, I stopped fondling the broccoli at my grocery store and took a moment to look at the people around me. Everyone was … Continue reading

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The odd things you can find in your pantry

Unlike many friends, we haven’t yet felt the pull to clean out closets, the garage, or bookshelves — all of which need attention — during this period of semi-quarantine. But recently, shelves of canned and dried foods — piled, stacked, … Continue reading

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The collector’s burden

Living in ground zero of the U.S. coronavirus infection made me think twice before posting a blog on something frivolous. Then I decided that people might benefit from a short break from newspaper and TV news that focuses almost exclusively … Continue reading

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