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ENNUI

ENNUI

I love the word “ennui.” It comes from the French and it sounds like what it means. I can best describe it as “world weariness,” succumbing to boredom, feeling uninspired and uninterested in doing much of anything. A lot of us are feeling like that these days. Or...

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ENNUI

ENNUI

I love the word “ennui.” It comes from the French and it sounds like what it means. I can best describe it as “world weariness,” succumbing to boredom, feeling uninspired and uninterested in doing much of anything. A lot of us are feeling like...

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ENNUI

ENNUI

I love the word “ennui.” It comes from the French and it sounds like what it means. I can best describe it as “world weariness,” succumbing to boredom, feeling uninspired and uninterested in doing much of anything. A lot of us are feeling like...

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Blind Faith

Blind Faith

We’re still here. We're mostly staying home but we’re starting to venture out into what I’ve come to call “the fray,” doing what we hope will keep us safe. We’re running on blind faith which means believing in something without evidence or proof. Believing in...

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TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER

TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER

The following is a true story. It was 1957, I was eight,when my father showed me a rectangular card with blue and silver graphics of two astronauts in spacesuits and helmets. They were holding oxygen tanks, walking on a white surface in boxy-looking yellow boots....

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THE BIG WHINE

THE BIG WHINE

MY WEEKLY BLOG THE BIG WHINE I woke up yesterday filled with dread. Maybe it was a bad dream. I shouldn't have watched Queen of the South before bed. Too violent. Or maybe it was just everything that’s going on. A virus. Protests. Innocent people dying and horrendous...

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Changing Forward

Changing Forward

Life feels like it has no beginning, middle or end these days. It’s more like a steady stream of strange events, one bleeding into the other, with no indication of what's coming next. I keep wondering when things will change back, but maybe that’s the wrong question....

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What’s Happening?

What’s Happening?

WHAT’S HAPPENING I sat down a few minutes ago to write my blog and I feel tongue tied. Or should I say finger tied? What can I possibly write about the enormity of what’s going on? I see people holding up signs that say, “I can't breathe,” in honor of the brutal...

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MIND LOOPS

MIND LOOPS

MIND LOOPS It's Groundhog Day every day. I wake up and it’s another day like yesterday with a different name. Monday, Tuesday, Sunday. It’s all the same. Nowhere particular to go and few things to do. That might have been a desired state in the reality that used to be...

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Hope for the Best

Hope for the Best

HOPE FOR THE BEST Back in the late eighties when the AIDS pandemic was terrorizing the world, President Reagan’s Press Secretary, Larry Speakes, was repeatedly asked if the President had anything to say, if he was concerned about the virus and planning on doing...

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