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What would our ancestors say?

May 6 was our 56th day of isolation and, while most people’s quarantine time is slightly less, people have had it with isolating. Gone are the #stayathome pleas of the early weeks to stop the spread. At the same time, over 275,000 people have died worldwide from the pandemic, with over 68,000 in the U.S. […]
What would our ancestors say?

Spring arrived

Spring has arrived. The flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. The fishing boats are once again heading out each day and the huge row of lobster traps that were stacked downstairs by the water have all but disappeared. Yet, while there have obviously been thousands of springtimes, this one has to be one […]
Spring arrived

Groundhog Days

From our couch, we can see a groundhog that lives in the field between our apartment and the ocean. We see him come out of the ground and walk around very close to his home a few times a week. Gee, who does that sound like?
Groundhog Days

We escaped

On Saturday, 21 March at 8:30 AM we escaped. It was a little chilly and kind of grey this morning. Drinking coffee and looking out at the ocean, we noted that no one was around. So we made a run for it. Well, a walk for it anyway. This was actually our second attempt at […]
We escaped

Flattening the Curve

While there were several contenders for week one’s most-used phrase – social distancing, self-isolating, stay the [insert your favorite term] home – flattening the curve is essentially what it is all about. Stay home, sit on your couch, and try to stop the spread of this damn thing. Americans responded by running out in crowds, […]
Flattening the Curve

Isolation: the beginning

We were still living in Boston a few blocks from Fenway Park when the Coronavirus outbreak began. We’d moved to Boston in 2018 when we came back from living in Europe and attended over half the Red Sox regular season home and all but one of the post-season games in 2018. Good times. Having tired […]
Isolation: the beginning