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Legends of Myself 137

November 4, 2020

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But the bureaucracy has a Catch 22 for every Yossarian.

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Legends of Myself 136

November 2, 2020

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Sometimes life needs a laugh track, so you know where you stand.

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A Plague Diary 12

April 28, 2020

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What we are seeing south of the border is truly dismaying. It’s dismaying because of the death toll, 60,000 by tomorrow—and that is almost certainly an underestimate. It is dismaying because of the number of infections of Covid-19—more than a million in the US, and everybody knows that number is also wildly wrong.  It is […]

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A Plague Diary 11

April 20, 2020

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I wrote the other day about the success of women leaders during this pandemic.  The other side of the story displayed itself only yesterday, the other side being the utter failure of right wing governments. My opinion–and maybe I haven’t said it enough, it’s an important thing to say–is that right wing governments are fundamentally […]

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A Plague Diary 10

April 14, 2020

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Back at the end of the 18th century, the maritime fur trade started in British Columbia, and the traders that came here from England and the US—King-George-men and Boston-men, as we knew them locally—came up against a reality of  Northwest Coast cultures, the social power of women.  In the journals of the trading captains were […]

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A Plague Diary 9

April 12, 2020

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Every single day feels like waiting. You wait for the numbers to rise, since rising is their only direction. You wait for the numbers to, please, begin to slow. Because numbers aren’t numbers.  They are people and families, units of tragedy. You wait for another day, another threat, another horror. It’s hard to do anything […]

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