Category Archives: pandemic

Coming in through the window

Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.  Edith Wharton My wife loves open windows. If she had it her way, she would have our windows open year-round, rain or shine. It’s about the fresh air. I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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Are we living in a ghost town?

When it comes to road trips, I like to make plans. I love maps — the kind you get at gas stations that you can unfold and spread out in front of you where you can see the whole state … Continue reading

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Isaac’s turn to sleep

Funny thing happened to me on the way to the Catch. I was reminded of a picture book my wife, Marti, made for our granddaughter, Jocelyn. It’s about a huggable stuffed leopard we gave her named Isaac, and an imaginary … Continue reading

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Anna of Arendelle

A funny thing happened to me this time on the way to the Catch. I ran into Princess Anna of Arendelle. Not the animated version from the Disney movie, Frozen, but the real princess — the younger sister of Elsa, … Continue reading

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Strike two!

The funny thing that happened to me on the way to the Catch today makes me wonder if I want to keep this “lighten up” theme going all week for fear of what might happen the rest of the week, … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the Catch

This was to be the first day of something on the lighter side this week just to try and counteract all the negative news going down. Not that we want to put our heads in the sand and pretend something … Continue reading

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We need to be uncomfortable

by Elizabeth Shirk Elizabeth is our new “millennial writer.” She lives in inner city Chicago where her father is a “missionary” to the art culture there. Elizabeth recently graduated from college with honors and is pursuing a career in teaching. … Continue reading

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‘Jocelyn for President!’

“When the world gets better, we’ll have a pool party, and everyone’s invited.” I can’t leave this alone. This is my granddaughter Jocelyn’s solution to the global pandemic, global recession, racial unrest and rioting and looting going on right now … Continue reading

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