What Are You Going to Do About It?

I came here in January, it was an escape. It was supposed to be a few weeks, then on to other southern states…a respite from the bleak prison state of New York city. “I know what you’re going through, we’re all suffering,” people would say to me. “It’s not that bad,” others said. Or my favorite, those who would tell me, “well what are you…
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Acadia

I spent last week in the encapsulating beauty of Acadia, the fall version. It was the exact same week I traveled to Acadia last year, and the whole time I was there my mind kept rifling through everything that’s happened in between. The truth is, I don’t really have words for any of it anymore. Which was what made Acadia perfect for me. I went…
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Some Travel Photos

With all the extra time on my hands lately, I’ve gotten around to a few things I’ve been meaning to do. A big one was consolidating and organizing all the photos I’ve taken over the past decade in all the parks I’ve visited across the country.  Now organized, I’ve started a Travel section of my site where I’m going to post galleries from the trips…
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Day 51

I went back to Maryland for the weekend, to see my family. It was a short escape, but the first I’ve had since this all began. It was freeing, and disheartening. In my imagination I pictured this vast open world of normalcy outside the city. I found the vast open, but the world wasn’t any more normal. The same masks, the same awkward greetings, the…
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Day 47

Forty-seven days. Gizmo and I alone, trying to fill the emptiness of these days blending into days with constructive endeavors. There’s spurts of rallied production and droughts of motivation. But at least I always make my bed, every morning, to start whatever day I’m about to have.  Forty-seven days. No human touch. The few in-person interactions I have these days are with masks, from behind…
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Day 41 – What We Couldn’t See

It was glaring. The real story of all this is how did we miss it?  The latest Trump “atrocity” in early March was lack of testing. To this day the media blames coronavirus, in totality, on Trump’s lack of tests. Our inability to quickly identify and isolate those early US infections is what caused the outbreak, so say the media. They like to highlight what…
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