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The Year Before #pandemic2020

A year before shit hit the fan, and we were told to stay home, shelter in place, because a deadly virus was loose in the world, my life was all right. Not great. But all right. All right enough. Just … Continue reading

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Life in the Time of the “Cabrona” Virus

It’s a bitch. This cabrona virus, the coronavirus, covid-19. I read one article that said the virus came from fish. I read another article that said it comes from bats. And then I read that pangolins might be involved. Pangolins? … Continue reading

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Is it All it’s Cracked Up to Be?

“Accept the fact that everything that makes up your world is there because you attracted it with your own thoughts. Realize that you can control your thoughts and emotions.” Three YouTube “stars” touted the statement I quoted above. They fell … Continue reading

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Art is a Gamble

Art is a gamble. Maybe you have talent, maybe even genius, but maybe no one sees it. I mean, look at Emily Dickinson. “Ya got sup’m,” Higginson said, “but’cha ain’t ret yet.” Well, words to that effect. Or, you might … Continue reading

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Poverty

I was eighteen. Watched a tv report on President Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” The only image that sticks in my mind is of a rural white woman with small children. Three or four. A social worker asked what would the … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety

I cracked a fortune cookie, pulled out the little strip of paper, popped a piece of cookie in my mouth, and while I munched on it, read my fortune. (They don’t seem to have fortunes anymore, really. Just an adage, … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

She said, “I’ve heard people say they have writer’s block. I don’t know what that is. I don’t have any trouble writing. I don’t even believe in writer’s block. There’s no such a thing.” That was twenty-nine years ago. I … Continue reading

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