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What do we talk about when we talk?

Today, several phone conversations with a good friend. We started with vaccines — where, how, getting appointments — and then wandered off into… Oatmeal. Hot cereals. We both eat oatmeal every day for breakfast. My mom started our family on … Continue reading

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What now? Living in the real world while the alien spacecraft makes death rattles

The other day I listened to Joe Biden as he spoke about the transition and other stuff. Then he took questions from reporters. OMG remember when a president sounded like this? Actually, I wasn’t thinking of the Manichean-esque situation we’re … Continue reading

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Mail-in or polling place voting? The choice carries both political and a-political messages

As the election results came in, I was initially anxious. After a while, though, I found my mood shifting to the way I watch a football game — a very very very long game with many many many overtime periods. … Continue reading

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