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Thursday, September 24, 2020

COLUMN SIX: Sweet airs amidst the foul

A lifetime of loving music comes in handy during lockdown "Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl...

COLUMN SIX: Six feet from sanity

Living with teens during a pandemic So much and so little happens constantly these days, so here are some meaningful and mundane observations from my...

COLUMN SIX: Rule the school

It’s 5:30. My husband’s alarm sounds. Normally I’m annoyed hearing it, but today I’m quietly pleased—I’ve been up since 4:30 with our 7-month-old, and...

COLUMN SIX: Short term memory cats

Every day is Groundhog Day At 6:39 AM my alarm goes off. There is a black, white, and grey cat, of medium build, with wide...

COLUMN SIX: Time to get out of Dodge

IWAS SITTING AT THE ORLANDO AIRPORT on March 9, waiting for my flight back to Canada. Normally I would be on the alert for...

COLUMN SIX: Sunshine State standoff

Searching for a warm shower, two Canadians find themselves in hot water Better start packing!” Brenda grumbled as she brusquely entered our second-floor Florida motel...

COLUMN SIX: In Portugal, Death tempts with embrace

Who let the reaper in? If I should ever die—God forbid—I’d rather not know about it. Death and public speaking, both very scary. I don’t remember...

COLUMN SIX: O Ye of Little Faith

The Church of what, now? The Church of Atheism is an oxymoron. Like negative growth, or a conspicuous absence, or a working vacation. I’m not saying...

COLUMN SIX: Road rage lite in our fair town

Enough with tailgating twits in their BMWs and minivans I’m sitting in the passenger seat while my son is learning to drive. He is doing...

COLUMN SIX: Colon cancer

Who, me? No way. This is my story. I make no apologies for my words or the contents. My facts are not gory or gruesome,...