Tag Archives: family

Covid DeCluttering: Cookie Jar?

Like many during the past several months, I’ve managed to unload a few unused, not needed items. An enormous pot I used to make marmalade. Another one for chili. A glass trifle bowl. Some yarn and needles. I could easily … Continue reading

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Social Distancing #8: Be a Mask Monitor

I’ve become that woman. The one who when seeing someone not wearing a mask while shopping, will call you out on it. I take my cue from Dr. Laura Popper, a  Manhattan pediatrician, who posted photos of maskless New Yorkers, … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter: Stand Up!

I grieve for the black lives lost to police brutality. I seethe about the disparity in loss of black lives to Covid-19 compared to everyone else. I loathe income inequality and lack of educational opportunity. I can’t imagine the fear … Continue reading

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Social Distancing #7: Books & the Bard

Yesterday, William Shakespeare would have been 456 years old. What an amazing publishing career he’s had:  plays continually performed in all languages, all over the world. The Shakespeare & Company theater company, based in Lenox, Massachusetts, posted this on its … Continue reading

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Social Distancing #6: Crafts & Passions

My sisters and I started texting today about our various crafts we’re engaged in while in isolation. We shared photos. So I thought I’d put it out on Facebook to see what others are up to. Of course there’s A … Continue reading

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Social Distancing #5: Passover Prep

  I called my friend Robin this morning to catch up. We’re missing our walks together. I told her I was in the midst of making chicken soup and matzo balls for Passover. She said she was too! So we … Continue reading

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Social Distancing #4: Happy 66th Anniversary, Mom & Dad

Today’s my parents’ 66th anniversary. Here’s what I wrote about their 58th anniversary: https://cyclingrandma.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/happy-58th-anniversary-mom-dad/ Due to Covid-19, we can’t join them to celebrate and I couldn’t find anywhere that delivers dinners where they live. After 58 years in their house, … Continue reading

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Social Distancing Diary #3: A Hike & Ice Cream

Our son met us at a local park for a short hike yesterday. My husband remarked that the scene was surreal– on one hand a gorgeous, sunny, warm day; lots of people outside hiking, biking, walking dogs, all keeping distant … Continue reading

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Social Distancing Diary #2: Teatime

My husband is reading Erik Larson’s book, The Splendid and the Vile,about Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. Often, when we’re reading something that engages or amuses us, we read passages to each other. Such was the case with … Continue reading

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Social Distancing? Here’s some Books to Read!

When I heard a library in a nearby town was closing due to Covid-19, I rushed to mine to stock up for the self- quarantine ahead. Here’s some titles I’ve read in the past few weeks. American Dirt. I don’t … Continue reading

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