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FRIENDS AT A DISTANCE

The idea of keeping friends at a distance is unnatural. It feels strange to stand six feet away from a person when having a conversation. Last week I went to a plant nursery to get advice from one of the … Continue reading

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NAMES AND MEMES

I just learned that my first name, Karen, is a meme.  While I was reading the daily bitch-fest known as “Nextdoor” I saw that someone responded to a neighbor’s complaint with, “Don’t be a Karen.”  Huh???  What is a Karen? … Continue reading

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HOPE AND HOME

What does home mean and what gives you hope during this pandemic? Here is what some of you wrote to me: In and effort to fill the days I’ve actually found some positives. The yard never looked this good! And, … Continue reading

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Testing, Testing

It appears that my computer wizard helper has fixed the problem I have been having for weeks with my website. If this test works, regular blogs will resume on Mondays. Fingers crossed.

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QUARANTEAMING!

“Quaranteaming” is my favorite word of the week.  The CNN article where it appeared featured a smiling pair of coworkers who moved in together to avoid isolation during this pandemic.  I have several family members and friends who are living by themselves and … Continue reading

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CATS OF CUBA

The one thing I have learned over the years of writing this blog is that if the subject is cats, it will always get a big audience. I understand. I squander too much time watching adorable cat videos, and when … Continue reading

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CUBA MEMORIES

Let’s take a break from thinking about why we need to stay inside and look at some photos from Cuba. Next time: Cats of Cuba. Meanwhile, have a good, safe week!

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FEAR AND HAPPINESS

“What I Fear Most” is the homework (tarea) essay in my Spanish Conversation Group this week. I have been brooding about this for a few days and realize that I try not to think about my fears.  Focusing on fear doesn’t … Continue reading

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SORRY, MARIE KONDO!

Well, Marie Kondo, I’ll tell you what I was thinking:  “Hey!  This could come in handy!”  Did these weird items  meet your basic criteria—that is, did they “spark joy” in me?  Yes, as a matter of fact they did! The cat hair remover sparked joy … Continue reading

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Poem: A writer’s lament during the holidays — Musings, Magic, San Miguel and More

Note: This hilarious “poem” is by my friend Robert Hawkins, who perfectly captures what I go through in the days before I post my weekly blog. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Alexis That moment when … Continue reading

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