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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Write Your Own Story

If this were not the Covid19 pause, today would be Write Your Own Story day at the Main Street Center. We'd gather at 9:30-ish (at least two of us are chronically 10 min. late.) Some of us bring our own coffee, others sip the decaf available on site. Often there are bagels & other pastries on the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

CAMPING TRIP

Fifty years ago – June of 1970 – Roy and I bought one of those Coleman pop-up tent campers, had a trailer hitch installed on the back bumper of our station wagon and got ready to take the kids on a two-week vacation. We couldn’t afford two weeks of hotels and café meals – between us we had five... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 6, 2020

RECOMMENDED READING

If you are one who reads books on writing, I highly recommend "Writing Alone And With Others," by Pat Schneider. The front cover blurb reads "The guide that will beat the block, banish fear, and help create lasting work." Pat Schneider, when this book was published in 2003, was an adjunct professor... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Victory Gardens

On "Sunday Morning" CBS' programming earlier there was a feature about victory gardens. In the '40s everybody with yard space grew their own veggies. Of course in those days more people lived in the country or very small towns, and not so many in apartments, condos and big concreted cities. But... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

LESSON LEARNED

It was a typical Friday at the print shop. Joe, who ran the No. 1 offset press, stood alongside it, one eye on the pages slipping through the rollers and listening to Bill, who worked the next machine. Bill was talking loud to be heard over the sound of their machines. Everyone in the shop could... Sign in to see full entry.

UPDATE: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS

Got a msg from Lisa, the schoolteacher mentioned in the previous post. She says the school district distributed Chromebooks to the students for distance learning, and they are handing out two sack meals a day to students who had been getting them. She is such a dedicated teacher, loves her kids so... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 3, 2020

SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS NOW IN SESSION:

With the school districts closed down, some are being taught via Zoom on the internet. But not all kids have access to the internet. I heard a news story that school buses are being parked in various places to serve as wi-fi servers in some neighborhoods. Lisa, my teacher friend who doubles as a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

DAYS OF OUR CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

A few days ago I blathered about quitting the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” because it was getting really creepy and totally unbelievable. I may have said I was actually looking forward to the governor’s daily press conference that interrupts the program 34 minutes in. But habits die hard, and it’s... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

CLASS OF DAVE

You Blogit writers who've "lived in this village" for a while may remember one of our writing buddies whose name on Blogit was Cave Dryer. Dave is from England, is a teacher who runs writing programs & workshops now on shutdown because of our mutual enemy Covid19. He's got a FB page titled "Class of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 30, 2020

BY HOOK OR BY CROOK???

A couple weeks ago, after taking an inventory of crocheted hats & scarves in the back room, I decided to put away the crochet hooks and not buy more yarn. And then came Covid 19, self-quarantine, the alteration of daytime tv programming, and closure of The Main Street Center. There I was, more alone... Sign in to see full entry.

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