CORONA JOURNALS and OTHER MUSINGS

DEAR LUCY
DEAR LUCY: a Memoir

CORONA JOURNAL: DAY #122

HOPE July 20, 2020 The days are getting hard, difficult, dark, heavy.   Every day starts the same way:   coffee, muffin, read the newspaper (yes, we still receive an actual daily paper because we have always had a newspaper every morning and, anyway, I enjoy reading the comics from a page instead of a computer screen).  Continue reading “CORONA JOURNAL: DAY #122”

CORONA JOURNAL: DAY #94

TWO GOOD HANDS June 20, 2020 When I first read the post on Malcolm’s Facebook page I was alarmed.   “Just got back from hospital.  Surgery in my future.   All is well.  Will reconnect later”.   Apparently, he was walking to town in Pordenone, Italy, and “something tore in my knee.   Couldn’t walk on it at all”.   Continue reading “CORONA JOURNAL: DAY #94”

A CLOSE CALL

I was about four years old when we went to visit the Markel family in Portland. Mr. Markel had been the grade school principal in Mapleton and was my father’s friend. My parents left my brother and me at their home for the day one summer.  I didn’t know the Markel family at all butContinue reading “A CLOSE CALL”

CORONA JOURNAL: DAY #82

June 7, 2020 I am in a quandary.  I have been watching late night shows, reading my news apps (NPR, The Guardian, BBC, CNN, the Daily Beast,) watching PBS nightly news and documentaries, and reading commentaries and essays over the past week, all focusing on the murder of Floyd George and the protests demanding racialContinue reading “CORONA JOURNAL: DAY #82”

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