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What’s Changed?

What’s Changed?

In the past fifteen months, what’s changed?  The pandemic and 2020’s fallout have been changing me, just when I thought I was too old to change.  Nobody’s ever that old, right?*   I can’t predict for how long these changes will last; but here’s how I am changing for...

Elinor’s Observation Works for Me

Elinor’s Observation Works for Me

The Observation Still Works Elinor Dashwood’s observation works for me: she expressed the restraint our current events necessitates:  “And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.” (Sense in Sensibility)  Just...

The Learning Curve Continues

The Learning Curve Continues

As this pandemic continues, the learning curve continues, and seems to lengthen. How teachable am I willing to be? This time last year, I anticipated a learning curve because of the shock of COVID-19*  Quarantining, masking, social distancing, vaccinating, etc — these...

The Days After

The Days After

In the days after a grand celebration of a birthday, I feel like one happy camper. Or should I say, a pirouetting princess chicken? Doug’s card sums it all up! The back-story on why I loved this card: in my one and only ballet debut, I leapt onto the stage, and fell...

Is It Over Yet?

Is It Over Yet?

Is it over yet? This really should be over. Seriously. I am almost two weeks past my second shot, and I need to be getting on with my life! Wait -- Did someone say "FOURTH surge"? Researchers NPR spoke to all cautioned that public policy and Americans' behavior can...

Filling Out Forms

Filling Out Forms

Filling out new forms with old information, I was startled. The dermatologist’s office wanted to know my end of life wishes. Good grief! I hate filling out forms! Why did they need to know that if all they were treating was eczema? Oh Wait – I was here for the annual...

Tension

Tension

Tension builds and wanes daily as I chase down shots – COVID Vaccine shots, specifically. The luck of the draw is not with me: No appointments available in my area . . . for days. Trusting, I am then that God’s providence is with me. It’s tempting to freak;, imagining...

Like 9/11 January 6th Was

Like 9/11 January 6th Was

Like 9/11, January 6, 2021 was a day I never imagined seeing. To see American insurrectionists storm the United States Capitol under the pretext of  “protesting” was a bewildering as seeing jets fly into the Twin Towers. But to hear other Americans excuse or defend...

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