A Trip to the “Village”

I just committed unnecessary travel during Covid. Interesting that the word “Covid” has become a noun in itself—one doesn’t need to add “era” or “pandemic” to it any more. It’s Covid and everyone knows what that means. An adjective or … Continue reading

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Island Life: I Know We Are All Sick Of Zoom But Also It’s Actually Kind Of Great

Photo by Elena Kuchko on Unsplash   Before we moved to Orcas Island, we lived in Portland, Oregon. Portland is famous (and rightfully so) for many things–Portlandia, roses, coffee, bicycles, beer, hipsters, hipster coffee, hipster beer–but one of the most … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence 23: Changing Shape

My getting-to-be-elderly-and-very-prone-to-living-in-the-past mother is increasingly driving me dotty with protestations of how she’s “never” experienced certain kinds of weather before, or wailing how I’ve “changed” from what I used to be, and I used to be SUCH a “happy child”… … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Living

You examine every possible symptom and exposure. 1. A “dry cough”: at night, a present tickle in the throat, could it be the antihypertension medication? ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors are notorious for a side effect of cough. Or is it … Continue reading

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