Category Archives: margarine

the nine lives of covid

“Sorry, I didn’t have a choice. Mistletoe!”— zach to marilee— Having won the lottery, we’re at the joint to get our first COVID shot. It’s been a stressful arrival. A major wreck has shut down the entrance, forcing us to … Continue reading

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yes, we have no bananas

If you’re ever lucky enough to come across someone who will enthusiastically agree to wear a banana suit while holding a sparkler and a pumpkin wearing sunglasses on the track for no particular reason while a team is running intervals … Continue reading

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conversations with my doctor, part 4

“Life is hard, honey. Everyone finds a way.”Carla in “Everything, Everything” by Nicole Yoon— Doctor: Hey. How’s the chemo treating you? Me: I enjoy it a lot. I may continue it on a recreational basis after we’re done. Do you … Continue reading

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the day my life changed forever. a photo essay

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.— the prophet theodor geisel— The COVID mambo has reduced my life to a limited set of activities. I wake up, drink coffee, go for a run, edit some newspapers in my … Continue reading

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outside in the hall there’s a cat fight

Neon in the window Sirens far away News on the radio happy birthday happy birthday happy birthday — the prophet johnette lin napolitano — The best thing about celebrating your brother’s birthday by long distance: You don’t have to share … Continue reading

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