Worry is a prayer for what you don’t want. — John Assarf, The Answer. It seems the only news is about the virus, and very little of it is good. Suzy decided I needed a good pick me up, so she gave me an article that including the quote above. She knew that my lawyerly “what if”…

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Inmates in all U.S. federal prisons “will be secured in their assigned cells/quarters” for 14 days beginning on April 1 to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Bureau of Prisons announced on Tuesday. I read the news above, and it brought back memories. I experienced several lockdown and each was miserable. What the…

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My readers know how much I love poetry, and I am honored to know some of the nation’s best poets — Anne, Roger, Tom, and Chris.  The other night I watched a movie and then channel surfed. I found a PBS special where Garth Brooks was being honored by the Library of Congress and received…

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I haven’t mentioned service in a while, the fourth pillar of Lent. Why I haven’t is because there are so many people going above and beyond by serving their neighbors. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to all the people who have offered to bring us groceries, take me to the doctor’s, and all kind’s of…

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It’s a strange feeling to have my national, state, and local governments tell me that I am the most susceptible to the virus and remind me that my immune system is compromised. At times during the relentless reminders of my age and immune deficiency I want to shout, “I’m still here.” There’s a lot to…

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