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The Legend of King Stayahom and the Shepherd’s Staff

May 15th, 2021 No Comments

A cautionary fable for these times of lockdown and stay at home orders.

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Deja Vu All Over Again: Round Three

April 10th, 2021 Comments Off on Deja Vu All Over Again: Round Three

How do we squeeze a little pleasure out of life when we are handcuffed to our homes yet again?

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Recalibrating Our Truth Meter

April 3rd, 2021 Comments Off on Recalibrating Our Truth Meter

Turning the virus metaphor back on itself and urging that we keep our truth meters calibrated.

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Taking Leave of the Bogeyman

March 28th, 2021 Comments Off on Taking Leave of the Bogeyman

Perhaps the pandemic is the bogeyman of our own making lurking in our shadow.

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On that Fateful Friday: Should We Have Looked Back?

February 13th, 2021 Comments Off on On that Fateful Friday: Should We Have Looked Back?

Reflecting on what we left behind that Friday before the “work at home” order and what the morale of the story really is.

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When I Grow Old and Wear the Bottom of My Trousers Rolled: 2020 in Retrospect

January 23rd, 2021 Comments Off on When I Grow Old and Wear the Bottom of My Trousers Rolled: 2020 in Retrospect

How I might look back on 2020 with the wisdom of an old man with nothing to lose speaking unpleasant truths.

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Fighting Back Against Zero Gravity in the Bubble

January 9th, 2021 Comments Off on Fighting Back Against Zero Gravity in the Bubble

Why I am choosing to put my feet back on the ground in this time of lockdowns, bubbles and repressed frustrations.

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Oxbows in the River and the Circle of Life

December 5th, 2020 Comments Off on Oxbows in the River and the Circle of Life

Reflection on the impact of the pandemic lockdown and the hope found in a Sharp-hawk in unfamiliar territory.

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Six Off-the-Wall Ways to Avoid Lockdown Meltdown

November 28th, 2020 Comments Off on Six Off-the-Wall Ways to Avoid Lockdown Meltdown

Off-the-wall ways to make it through the lockdown with your sanity intact.

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Staring at Lockdown but Keeping the Faith

November 21st, 2020 Comments Off on Staring at Lockdown but Keeping the Faith

Trying to get into the Christmas spirit in the face of another pandemic lockdown.

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