People ascribe magic to a calendar. And life is full of train metaphors. On the first day of kindergarten, in order to teach us the months and give her class a sense of identity and community, my teacher cut a locomotive and twelve train cars out of construction paper of several…
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When I was six, The Beatles invaded America. During that craze, my mom let me go with my sister and her friends to see a Beatles double-feature Saturday…
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People quickly decide whether to like or dislike other people, including those whom they only have seen on TV for a few seconds. During Coronamania’s…
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From 1965-71, CBS aired a sitcom entitled Green Acres. The show’s protagonist, Oliver Wendell Douglas, was an NYC lawyer who bought a farm and, several…
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Some of my Coronamania stories are long. This one isn’t. Someone I know’s nephew lives in Seattle. The nephew recently got married in an outdoor wedding…
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I have a close friend who’s a great person. He’s calm, generous, knowledgeable, hard-working, clever, sincere, fun, honest and humble. But sometimes he…
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I used to work in a law office with about 70 people on the building’s seventh floor. Near the photocopier was a window-side table with a river view, on…
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The Great Santini is a compelling cinematic character sketch of Bull Meechum, a fictional American fighter jet pilot during peacetime: a warrior without…
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