The Constancy of Chores Mediated Quarantine

The Constancy of Chores Mediated Quarantine

I used to eschew chores that were never over and done. Recycled tediousness, like making the bed. Washing dishes, doing laundry. A need for meticulousness that was never seen. Necessary to health certainly, yet – in the absurd year of COVID that 2020 has been...
Humanity bonded by Disaster –

Humanity bonded by Disaster –

Humans tend to fall into a trap of thinking that well-being is a zero-sum game. Disasters rip away the fallacy of self-reliance, to which Americans are prone. Disasters have laid bare our utter dependence on one another. We’ve experienced this before/after...
Heroic bonds forged in COVID-Times

Heroic bonds forged in COVID-Times

The land of HELP is where a HERO walks. These men, women, and children were wonderful to watch on FB and in our ‘hood. Helpers act on purpose, acting fearlessly in a moment of altruism, which creates an affinity of united spirit. Neighborliness became...
Four-letter words in COVID-Times

Four-letter words in COVID-Times

What four-letter word signified your COVID-19 experience? FEAR? HOME? WASH? HELL? COPE? My mind coalesced around MASK. Who could have guessed that an item known only to children at Halloween, American kids’ eager quest for candy, would have become a prime item to...
The Camp Fire is Contained – the finale

The Camp Fire is Contained – the finale

As for himself, Ferguson thought, if he had any energy left in these calloused and gnarly fingers, it might be the night that he started to write. The long, longest day when Paradise was lost, but he’d saved souls with a spatula, griddle, and a kitchen bereft of eggs....
The Constancy of Chores Mediated Quarantine

The Secrets to Happiness

If you wonder how to be happy, begin with a look at your God-given gifts. List them and then examine them for your purpose. How do you make a difference, so that your presence would be missed? During our protracted and shared pandemic, I’ve had plenty of time to...