Category Archives: public life

April License Plate Report

Fewer cars on the road, and I’ve been driving less than usual — in the age of COVID-19 I attend meetings without leaving home — but I still scored two plates: North Carolina near the beginning of the month and … Continue reading

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About That Rally . . .

From a distance Martha’s Vineyard, like planet earth, looks like a tidy, cohesive whole. That’s the front side of the knitting. Since not long after I arrived on Martha’s Vineyard, I’ve found the backside more interesting. On the front the … Continue reading

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Shopping

Short version: It’s strange and (almost) normal at the same time. We’ve been living with stay-at-home orders for more than a month now, and what I’ve realized is that I’m pretty much a stay-at-home person. Except when I’m not. I … Continue reading

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Viral

“Going viral” has been idiomatic English for quite a while. Just about everybody, or everybody with an internet connection, knows what it means: a meme or image, story or video, goes viral when it’s diffused far and wide through the … Continue reading

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Supply Chains

When the shelves — any shelves, in any store — are fully stocked, I seldom think much about how the products got there. When I can find everything I need, I seldom think “What if I couldn’t?” More often I … Continue reading

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Culinary Miscellany

I didn’t set out to blog about food; it’s almost certainly a sign of these extraordinary times. COVID-19 has both prompted me to minimize trips to the grocery store and impressed on me that not everything I want will be … Continue reading

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March License Plate Report

I spotted Illinois in very early March and was looking forward to a good, solid March until COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders skewered that expectation. I was on the road even less than usual, traffic was way down, and from … Continue reading

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Walk, Drive, Remember

Tam and I walked to the post office yesterday afternoon. In my backpack were a handful of postcards urging Wisconsin voters to vote for Jill Karofsky for the state supreme court. The election is April 7, and one of the … Continue reading

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The COVID-19 Chronicles, Continued

A few takeaway points from the national news: The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise nationally and in Massachusetts, along with the number of deaths. The number of confirmed cases on the Vineyard has risen to two, of whom … Continue reading

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Saturday Out-and-About

Last fall a back molar broke (twice!) and started me on the road to an implant by way of extraction. The implant part was done two weeks ago, and I was scheduled to have the stitches removed at 8:45 yesterday … Continue reading

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