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11/16 – Lockdown 2.0

A case of deja vu in which toilet paper disappears and small businesses gasp for air. Moreover, the weather has changed to all day cold and dark. I can’t ride a bicycle through a downpour (I mean, I could, but where to go?) and the playgrounds are damp and frigid. I am trying to read.Continue reading “11/16 – Lockdown 2.0”

10/20 – Thoughts

All day my thoughts are not my thoughts. I can’t think. I wake up and my children start talking, putting in orders, chattering. I say, wait till my first up of coffee is done. Just wait. Give me a minute. They do not wait. I do not get a minute. I log into work. IContinue reading “10/20 – Thoughts”

9/19 – Survivors

“I can’t breathe.” The famous last words of George Floyd and others. Those three words. Could be the slogan of the year. We can’t breathe because of police brutality. We can’t breathe because the West Coast is burning due to climate change and the smoke hangs thick and acrid, yellow skies with a blood-red sun. Continue reading “9/19 – Survivors”