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Each morning when mom gets up she asks, "are we still on lock down?" Sometimes she calls it "lock up" but the reference to being imprisoned is the same.  I slip the vanilla flavored coffee pod into the Keurig, listen to the coffee maker slurp and gurgle, and anticipate her next question. Each morning pretty much starts the same. I get up first, mom soon follows. She asks me to put on the news. I start her coffee. The brown liquid streams into her favorite mug, the one that says "I'm a Dog ...

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The world is definitely coming to an end. I cleaned my apartment. Not quick swipes to get the dust bunnies to hop away, or lame wipes of counter tops, but an all out, full assault, top to bottom cleaning. I would say I'm not sure what came over me to undertake the one thing I don't like to do, but I know what is responible and its name is Covid-19. Some call it Coronavirus. Others, The Novel Coronavirus. I call it that bleepity-bleep. Glory has been cleaning my home for over two decades. She cl...

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When I had cancer, my cancer coach Sandy gave me a plaque. It was a list of all the things cancer could not do. I've kept it tucked in the back of a bathroom cabinet and have taken it out to share with those touched by cancer, hoping to inspire and encourage as Sandy had done for me, and then tucking it back in the cabinet. I've taken it out again. Substituting Covid-19 for Cancer is a no-brainer.  What Covid-19 Cannot Do Covid-19 is so limited… It cannot cripple Love It can...

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Day 1 of self-quarantine: Morning temperatures. Mom: 98.3. Me: 97.9. A fever is one indication of coronavirus, although a person can have the virus without a fever. I take mine and mom's temperatures at least once per day. Mom puts on a show like I'm annoying her but there's a twinkle in her beautiful blue eyes that tells her truth.  A lot of people I know are employing this simple technique to try and get ahead of the virus. While coronavirus remains very much a mystery as to how it atta...

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Last night it was announced New Zealand will be closing within the next forty-eight hours. My nephew lives there and I haven't seen him in over eighteen months. My sister and I were planning on visiting him, or perhaps meeting him and his girlfriend in the U.K., in June. Obviously that is off, which makes me sad. But somehow knowing he cannot leave NZ and no one is allowed in feels devastating. The adage "distance makes the heart grow fonder" can pound sand. Family that once were accessible by ...

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