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Oct 21 2020

Urban Nature

Published by under Animals,Coronavirus Journal

I wrote in my last post about Ma having partially lost her vision, leaving her unable to read or see details. Great news: little by little her sight has been returning. It’s a slow path, but now she can process most of my email messages when I send them in a giant bolded font. She […]

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Sep 11 2020


Published by under Animals,Coronavirus Journal

In yesterday’s post I neglected to include something crucial: a tribute to Chesapeake Allison. Chessie, along with her brother Percy, came into our household (Eleni’s cat had kittens) in 2003, when she was only days old and Molly but 14. My father (who died shortly after) and mother helped name Chessie, after the mascot of […]

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Jun 30 2020

Day 106: What Might Have Been

During our video chat a couple afternoons ago, granddaughter Ember was asking little brother Jesse to turn off the sprinkler so it wouldn’t get the phone wet. I couldn’t see where the faucet was, so I asked Ember: “Where do you turn off the water?” “Same place we turn it on,” she replied quickly, probably […]

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