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…
Yesterday, the British and Czech governments announced that they’re ending lockdowns and mask and vaxx mandates. Ireland did so today. Expect American…
Truth be told, I’m not sure what substances people can ingest to protect themselves against the effects of Coronavirus infection. I haven’t done focused…
I had a blind college professor named Daniel Sisler. On the first day of class, Dr. Sisler gave a ten-minute intro about his unusual life. He had been a…
With Coronamania having taken a sledge hammer to social life, one has to expend greater effort to have face to face contact with family and friends. If…
My late father-in-law, Charlie, grew up in a tiny, thatched roof, stacked stone farmhouse in County Mayo, in stark, cold northwest Ireland. He was the…
In Frank Capra’s 1946 black and white classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart plays the film’s hero, George Bailey. In the movie’s denouement…
I’ve written about 25 stories/essays about Coronamania. Sometimes I’ve thought that a given post is my last, because I have nothing else to say; or…
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