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Covid Metamorphoses #30 – Facts

In the past two months, I have read–and this is just from reputable sources: The virus was able to survive in the air for six hours and on surfaces for two weeks. Now we aren’t sure if it can survive … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #22 – Tornado

You’ve got to be fucking shitting me, my brain said when it heard there was a chance of tornadoes last night. Call it disaster fatigue. Call it responsibility fatigue. Call it “I’m not dealing with any tornadoes at 3:00 in … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #20 – Stupor Tuesday

Things keep happening too fast. Yesterday, I had planned on writing something positive today, to counteract the bleakness & bile that’s been surfacing on here lately, however real it might be. I was going to write about the good things … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #19 – Wishing

I’ll just go ahead and say it. I hope Boris Johnson dies from the Coronavirus. In fact, as long as I’m wishing–and I should probably point out here that my wishes have shown zero ability to influence future events–I hope … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #18 – Apology

In #9 of this series, I wrote about people working in the service industry–a type of job I worked in for about 20 years–who used to be considered “unskilled” but were now considered “essential” in the wake of the pandemic. … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #17 – Flag

They moved into our neighborhood a few months ago, the house across the street and to the right. The man came and rang our doorbell to introduce himself. He and his wife had just moved here from California with their … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #16 – Alcohol

When I first heard about the quarantine, inside my avalanche of thoughts was a compulsion to go buy some alcohol and drink it. That thought was quickly followed by another: Wheeee!!! And that thought was followed by the more sensible: Maybe … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #15 – School Is Cancelled

Late yesterday afternoon, the governor of our state, Mark Kemp, announced that the rest of the school year has been cancelled. Because Mark Kemp is a raving, disingenuous, Trump-licking dipshit, he also announced that he had just found out that … Continue reading

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Coivd Metamorphoses #11 – Monster Theory

I was trying to avoid writing about the president, a preening, ignorant narcissist who craves attention the way manicured lawns crave fertilizer. I’m sick of hearing about him. I’m sick of talking about him. I’m sick of thinking about him. … Continue reading

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Covid Metamorphoses #6 – Rant

Last month The New Yorker was running a special, $1 a month for four months. And while I’ve never been what you would call “a big fucking fan” of The New Yorker—in part because the phrase “big fucking fan” is … Continue reading

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