One year

This month marks one year since our governor mandated shutdowns in the name of coronavirus. Mask mandates shortly followed and are still in place statewide. Children are now required to wear masks all day at school, at recess, and while playing sports. Everyone else is required to wear a mask while inside of public buildings,... Continue Reading →

Snowy Night

by Mary Oliver Last night, an owlin the blue darktossed an indeterminate number of carefully shaped sounds intothe world, in which,a quarter of a mile away, I happenedto be standing. I couldn’t tellwhich one it was –the barred or the great-hornedship of the air –it was that distant. But, anyway,aren’t there momentsthat are better than... Continue Reading →

Study shows zero asymptomatic transmission of SARS-Cov-2

A study conducted with a sample size of 10 million people showed that people who do not have symptoms do not spread the disease. Published in Nature on Nov. 20, 2020. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19802-w "Previous studies have shown that asymptomatic individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus were infectious3, and might subsequently become symptomatic4. Compared with symptomatic patients, asymptomatic... Continue Reading →

Counting days

Eighteen days ago, at age 42 and 7 days, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and survived the first surgery of my life. Fifty-seven days ago, I received the diagnosis of breast cancer. Two days ago, I cried for the first time about the loss of my breasts, remembering how they felt--soft and smooth and sensitive.... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus

Yesterday we started staying home because of the coronavirus situation. Schools are closed, Alan is home, my company is moving to mostly phone sessions. We are being asked to practice social distancing and stay home as much as possible, and of course, wash hands and stay home if we're sick. The world is in a... Continue Reading →

Peace, finally.

The waters have settled and there is peace in my heart. There was a long period of darkness and intense suffering at times, but it's passed now. Feeling the feelings and then letting them go was the only thing to do, and it seemed to finally allow the release to happen. Today was the first... Continue Reading →

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