Christmas in August: Ways to Distract Yourself from Thinking about the Coronavirus

Christmas in August is as good time as any to give us something to do during the Global Pandemic.

Positive or Negative? The Wait for Coronavirus Test Results. What If?

Trying to contain the virus without rapid testing results is like trying to fight someone with one hand tied behind your back.  

Food, Exercise, and a Dose of Distraction to Sustain My Spirits During The Pandemic

Like the little bunny rabbit that nibbles at the tall grass and garden in my yard, I nervously look around every time I go out for a walk or on an errand, trying to avoid oncoming strangers.

Seeking Comfort and Solace Outdoors in the Midst of a Pandemic

I guess it’s the battle fatigue, but the vibe of “we’re all in this together” is starting to fade.

A Quiet July 4th in Annapolis, Maryland USA During the Pandemic

This year in Annapolis, capital of Maryland, there was no July 4th parade featuring local politicians, floats with hula dancers,  fire engines, candy tossed to waiting children, soldiers marching, bugles and drums.

Literary Magazines Feature Emerging Talent and Independent Perspective

When selecting which journals you’d like to read or submit your work to, start by reading their mission statement.

Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes – Keeping the Peace in Our Communities

I once spent several hours on a “Ride Along” with a Police Officer. I got a small taste of what part of one day feels like for a member of the police department…

Mourning Death and Social Injustice in the U.S. During The Covid-19 Pandemic While Listening to the Natural World

Will the Pandemic enable us to reflect on our past actions and see more clearly?

Angry Motorist Vents Frustration at Coronavirus, Croquet and Memorial Day

Life in Annapolis, Maryland USA During the Covid-19 Pandemic- Week #10 It is 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning and the loud sound of a car horn vibrates through my head. It keeps droning on and on.  I look to see where the sound is coming from. My husband Peter and I are taking our labradoodleContinue reading “Angry Motorist Vents Frustration at Coronavirus, Croquet and Memorial Day”

State of Maryland Starts to Reopen; but Solitary Walks and Virtual Socializing a Safer Option

Week #9 of the Covid-19 Pandemic and life in Annapolis, Maryland USA continues to feel as if someone pressed the pause button.  Some restrictions have been lifted, but as one news pundit aptly said, “People will vote with their feet.” So despite the loosening of some of the regulations in Maryland that allow many retailContinue reading “State of Maryland Starts to Reopen; but Solitary Walks and Virtual Socializing a Safer Option”

Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue

  Week # 8 during the Coronavirus Pandemic in Annapolis, Maryland USA Waiting for the world to once again become “puddle-wonderful” We are now at the two month point in our “stay at home” orders and I sense everyone else’s restlessness each time I take a walk. Just the volume of walkers in itself isContinue reading “Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue”

May Baskets 2020 Celebrate Spring During Pandemic

No blue ribbons were awarded this year for beautiful May Baskets in Annapolis, Maryland, but that didn’t stop me from making one.

Dancing in the Kitchen, Gazing at Tulips and Remembering John Prine: Week #6

If I am feeling irritable from being cooped up too long, a little dancing will make me laugh. Peter is a good partner and he doesn’t step on my toes.

Dealing With Cabin Fever During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Many of arts groups have posted online performances and invited artists to share their work on new platforms.

Creating Online Community in a Time of Masks and Social Distancing

Trying to offer condolences–My words feel hollow when what I would like to do is give her a hug, now an impossibility.