~ outing the elephant ~

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A Plague Diary 8

April 9, 2020

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If you flip our calendar up for June, you see it there, marked for June 6th, the John Prine concert.  He was supposed to come last August, but health issues delayed the tour.  Earlier on, I guess two or three weeks ago, we were speculating whether we were going to be able to come out […]

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A Plague Diary 7

April 3, 2020

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The world is poison.  Don’t touch it.  The counter is poison.  Don’t lean on it.  The railing is poison.  Don’t put your hand there. Don’t put your hand to your face, either.  You are poison to yourself. Use your sleeve to press the button to cross the street.  Enter with the handicapped button, hitting the […]

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A Plague Diary 6

March 31, 2020

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Maybe other people have seen it, and what I’m thinking is nothing new.  Not that it matters whether it’s new. Maybe I’m wrong, and there is some escape from my reasoning that a pro could answer in an instant. However, I see an Achilles heal to our ongoing Covid-19 response which appears to apply almost […]

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Plague Diary 5

March 29, 2020

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100,000 US deaths.  That’s the figure used by Trump in the news today.  Achieve that and “we all together have done a very good job,” the president says. I hope he doesn’t expect a Nobel Prize. Apparently, he has been just now catching up on the issue. “When I heard the number today,” he said. […]

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A Plague Diary 4

March 28, 2020

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What all of this is going to look like when it settles is a big issue for all of us, something we can’t really hide from.  The world is not the same.  The rules are not the same.  Can we really return to living the same way? There are other even more frightening and personal […]

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A Plague Diary 3

March 26, 2020

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People remark about how clearly they see the North Shore mountains, how fresh the air is to breathe, how many stars there are in the sky at night.  And the city is quiet, almost middle-of-the-night quiet in the middle of the day, and almost country-quiet at nighttime. My granddaughter was playing with the next door […]

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