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About timeout2

I have lived 100 lives. I write essays, short stories, poetry, grocery lists and notes to myself. If I am ever lost, look for a paper trail, but be careful not to trip over any books that lie scattered here and there. I am a reader. I am a reader in awe of writers. When I don't live in Westcliffe, Colorado, I live in London where I am a long-time member of Word-for-Word - Crouch End.

Journaling Covid-19 May 8

Wednesday was one of those days… or maybe it was Tuesday… the last day/s have been a blur. My email was hacked, and I was deluged with Facebook messages, Yahoo alarms, and our phone rang off the hook. Everyone wanted … Continue reading

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Journaling Covid-19 April 30

What a way to start my day! In bed, sun on the rise, coffee at-hand, and given that it is Thursday, I’m listening to Komi Alexander, resident NPR poet on Morning Edition, and he and Rachel are reading a community-sourced … Continue reading

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Journaling Covid-19 April 22

Despite the masks and the gloves and the hand sanitizer, I have been touched (metaphorically) by the boon in creativity. Everyone seems to be thinking outside the box. Has this creativity always been on the back burner just waiting for … Continue reading

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Journaling Covid-19 April 18

I’m between that proverbial rock and a hard place. Buffeted by a blustering wind that is sucking up any moisture that we have, I could write about our on-going drought, or I could up the ante and write about this … Continue reading

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Journaling Corvid-19 April 13

Life is embarrassingly full despite today’s grey, overcast, monochromatic sky that shrouds the mountains in mist. Life is most definitely not monochromatic. That said, the forsythia pictured to the right is artificial. A girl does what she has to do. … Continue reading

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Journaling Corvid-19 April 3, 4, 5

April 3 Those who know me well are not surprised that I have failed to journal daily. Somehow, I slipped down that slippery slope, and I missed writing April first and second. No excuses. But it’s easy to do when … Continue reading

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March 29, 30 & 31 Corvid 19 Journal

March 29th  A little good news is never out of place, and yesterday I heard a wonderful piece on NBC News. With fewer cars and airplanes in motion, air pollution has decreased dramatically. Well, we know that already, but the … Continue reading

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