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Out with the Rat

After a week that involved a colonoscopy and the horror of a president aiding and abetting destruction in the nation’s capital, what could I possibly write about? In anticipation of my medical procedure, a friend encouraged me to write a … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Part II

In my last blog, I reported on assorted “gifts” received during the first twelve days of Christmas. Since then, twelve more days have passed. Still no partridge in a pear tree, but much more to report. On day thirteen, I … Continue reading

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Twelve days of Christmas

This year, especially, most of us will not be blessed with twelve imaginative Christmas gifts the likes of geese laying, maids milking, and golden rings under our trees.  Reporting on my first twelve days of December, I can say that … Continue reading

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Missing Pieces

I last posted a blog August 16, which I expected would be the end of a series begun in March about life during a pandemic. Since then, I’ve been working on my novel, the latest version of which went this … 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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Masks for safety, comfort or style

To wear or not to wear a mask? Like to be or not to be, that is the question. Our president is unwilling to commit. It is up to us to decide. As I’ve said before, trips to the grocery … Continue reading

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Hoarding strange teas and other consequences of Covid-19

It’s been a hundred fifty-one days since restaurants and various sources of entertainment began closing and I’ve become a cranky shut-in.  All right. It’s only been two weeks, but it feels like many more. The highlight and the most fearsome … Continue reading

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I should have stuck with Spanish

It’s not a surprise that I don’t remember much of what my high school teachers tried to teach me. Perhaps that’s just as well, given what I do remember: the never-ending reminder coming from an unsmiling English teacher, a character … Continue reading

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Tracking down the elusive medical test in Spain

Hooray! Today, after a 6.94 euro cab ride, my husband and I landed at a medical laboratory in Seville, Spain where I had a blood test. And the results were in the acceptable range.I needed this for my doctors back … Continue reading

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Lost in the labyrinth of Seville

If it weren’t for the mushroom (see photo), our word for what is known as the Metropol Parasol, we would be lost. It is our guidepost. We are staying in an apartment in an old part of Seville, Spain — … Continue reading

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