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Seeing

Spring and the Corona Luna Monday gratefuls: Corn dogs. State Fair corn dogs. The Minnesota State Fair. The Great Minnesota Get Together. The Great U.S. stay apart. The bailout. I think. Being alone with Kate and Seoah. Those pictures of Murdoch from Brenton. Life in a world historical event. Life. Death. The power of Monday. […]

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Let It Be

Spring and the Corona Luna Sunday gratefuls: Technology, not our savior, but a friend. Brenton and his 3,500 steps. Bob Dylan and his new song, Murder Most Foul. The Weight, by the Band. Pictures of Murdoch coming from Loveland. Zoom. Over the wires, over the air, over the ocean and across the desert. Wow. Each […]

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Locked In Syndrome

Spring and the Corona Luna Friday gratefuls: That I started this section before C.V. Grocery stores and their employees. Pharmacies. Gas stations. Most of all, still, nurses, docs. Hospital and E.R. employees. Lab workers. Garbage collectors. Brenton White. Murdoch, who will be sprung from doggie juvie tomorrow. Seoah’s northern South Korea soup. Tasty. Kate’s victory […]

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Resilience Strategies

Spring and the Corona Luna Thursday gratefuls: Kate’s fingers healing, slowly. (due to her Reynaud’s disease) Zoom. The wire that brings in the internet. The internet, making this whole situation more bearable. Books. Authors like Kim Stanley Robinson, Bruce Sterling, Isaac Asimov, Neal Stephens, William Gibson. Emotions like sadness, grief. The notion and practice of […]

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AC/DC

Spring and the Leap Year Moon Thursday gratefuls: Snow pellets hitting me as I walked out for the newspaper. Blue gray sky as the sun rises behind clouds. Corned beef and cabbage. The equinox, today. Brother Mark, learning new skills. Seoah taking Murdoch for a walk. Kate, a strong woman as friend Debra said. Our […]

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The Cowboy Way

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon When we moved here, I imagined a lot more cowboy boots, stetsons, and cowboy themed places. There are cowboy boots, our hair stylist Jackie says she wears nothing else, and in any restaurant (back when we could go to restaurants) a certain percentage of folks will have on a […]

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Strange

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Seoah cut up all the cardboard for the trash. Kate was feeling better as she went to bed. Murdoch looking slimmer, but healthy. The checkout clerk at Safeway. The people who were nice to Seoah there. That Trump finally woke up a bit. All those in primary […]

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On the Mountain Top

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon Tuesday gratefuls: the quiet viral holiday. we’re tackling this together. Brother Mark, who faces an uncertain situation in Saudi Arabia. Seoah, who decided to stay another two months. Joe, who misses her. All those facing uncertainty: restaurant and bar workers here. Gym employees, theater employees. All those working minimum […]

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Why are we so vulnerable?

“When this current pandemic subsides, and we can catch our breath, we need to ask: Why are we so vulnerable?’’ said Michael T. Osterholm, who is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. wapo Osterholm was the state epidemiologist in Minnesota for a long time, now he’s […]

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Going Viral

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon Friday gratefuls: Bergen Bark Inn. Wonderful care for Murdoch. And, they can keep him through the time we need. Yeah! A pleasant family meal at Brook’s Tavern. Lots of laughter and smiles. Seoah, the fashionista. Kate’s recovery from her flare. CBE. Kep, who stayed up for me on Wednesday […]

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