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Despite the coronavirus, I still have a garden. Party on!

Garden Party 2020 It’s been a dark, dark year, this new year–the cold and the indifferent killer viruslurking and striking, instilling dread and silent gloom.But, at last, at last, in my yard, my salvation in quarantine,the festivities are in full swing–glorious eruptions of joy and color, a celebration! And yet, those crashers, pesky little interloperswho […]

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Even a consummate gym rat needs some training help during the coronavirus

When the COVID-19 pandemic ended my daughter’s eighth-grade volleyball season, we found Trainer Hannibal by chance, on the video YouTube recommended after we viewed her coach’s suggested at-home exercises. Hannibal’s braids swung in a ponytail down his back, his pecs bulged through his t-shirt, and his calf muscles cast shadows. If there was something we’d […]

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During coronavirus we may be in instead of out, but at least we are in together

Within Walls Microscopic menace meandering on the windHanging in droplets of life’s sweet breathInvisible sentinels posted by the door Ready to pounce and possess    Even the most benevolent visitors – Mail, meal, or grocery deliverersAre now suspectAll attempts to touch are forsaken – Seen as tantamount to suicidalWe wait out elevators until solo passage is possible    And yet, […]