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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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What It Took

What It Took

I looked out my window a few days ago and saw clear skies with almost no smog. The birdsong was louder than usual, there were definitely more birds calling to each other than I’d heard in the many years I’ve lived in my current home. Mulholland Drive and Laurel Pass,...

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Sing A Song

Sing A Song

A friend called me from New York yesterday to tell me what she was going through. She’s in her eighties, her husband is five years older than she is, and he fell a few days ago. He really hurt himself and normally she would have taken him to the hospital. But nothing...

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IRRITATION

IRRITATION

I don't know about you but I seem to be getting irritated lately by the smallest things. People say something that rubs me the wrong way. There are long hours in the day that I have to fill up and I’m tired of watching TV. I’m standing in line at the grocery store...

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Being an Inspiration

Being an Inspiration

I attended a memorial service on Zoom yesterday for 120 people. My friend, Magi, who died was extremely loved. When they first found her breast cancer, it was Stage Two and with chemo and radiation, she had sent the beast into remission. She thought she had beaten it....

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Starting a New Routine

Starting a New Routine

I noticed some changes this week as we’ve been Sheltering in Place for a month. At the beginning, we felt paralyzed. “I always wanted time to clean out the junk drawer and get rid of some old clothes in my closet, but now that I have it, I can't find any motivation.”...

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Stamina in Quarantine

Stamina in Quarantine

When I was in the ballet in the sixties, we did a number of one night stand bus tours across the United States. They lasted for about 10 weeks to say that they were grueling is an understatement. Each day, we got on the bus at 7am, we traveled for hours trying to doze...

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A Cup of Grapes

A Cup of Grapes

A few days ago I was talking on the phone to my sister and we were telling each other how we were passing the time in quarantine and how we were feeling. While I told her that I had projects to work on and writing to do and I was mostly okay, I walked into the...

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