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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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On March 14th at 5:00 in the morning, after a sleepless night filled with a pit of foreboding in my stomach and with a fog of war creating a haze around the planet, I walked into my mother's assistant living facility. The afternoon before the governor had issued an order forbidding family members from visiting their loved ones at nursing homes for thirty days. Two days earlier I asked mom if she wanted to come home with me. She said no, she had friends there, she loved her apartment, they had ac...

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