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Covid Metamorphoses #48 – Coping Mechanisms

You need a good coping mechanism these days, when you take your kid for his annual check-up and the pediatrician’s office has 11 people sitting in the waiting room, and six of them, mostly parents, aren’t wearing masks. Like, if … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #47 – I Am The Covid Cure You’ve Been Waiting For

Twice now in this series I have advocated for the death of someone in power because their death would benefit entire nations of people. The first was Boris Johnson, the second was Donald J. (the J stands for jerkweed) Trump. … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #46 – Essential

We had just turned right onto Jackson St. during last Sunday’s march when the pick-up truck slowed down so the guy could yell at us. “I thought we were supposed to be social distancing!” he mocked, then sped off.¹ I … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #45 – Revolution

A history of white rioting in America. White people have rioted because their favorite sports team won. They have rioted because their favorite sports team lost. White people have rioted because they were at a pumpkin festival. White people have … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #44 – Bodies

This morning over breakfast, as we caught up on everything that happened while we were sleeping, I could feel my body changing–the anger, the tension, the adrenaline. I wondered where it might go, how it might come out. As the … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #43 – Biden Time

This isn’t complicated. Joe Biden is a terrible candidate, and very likely a terrible person. At the very least, we can all agree he’s done some terrible things. Of the top five contenders for the presidential nomination, he’s got the … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #41 – Empathy

I can relate to the people out there not wearing masks, engaging in sincere (and insincere) protests. I share their frustration. I share their anger. For all my genuine horror and outrage at their lack of responsibility, their lack of … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #40 – Alpharetta

A reporter from The Washington Post paid a visit to Alpharetta, Georgia this weekend to see how the residents were enjoying the new restriction-easing, business-opening, plague-spreading state of our, uh, state. And you won’t believe what they found! Actually, you … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #Whatever – Time

I keep telling my kid we have plenty of time. If there’s one thing we have in abundance, it’s time. Then I explain to him what the word abundance means. There was another thing I told him we have in … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #38 – Finance

From November 2018 to January 2020, I worked at a business in Athens that provides transcription service. The pay was decent for Athens. Starting pay was $8.25 ($1 above minimum), but there were efficiency and tenure-based bonuses that got me … Continue reading

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