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by Tania Carriere

May 24, 2020

I received a writing prompt that has me musing.

It suggested that I draw a giraffe with my eyes closed.

 

I found the suggestion rather astonishing, who would propose such a frivolous thing?

How could this possibly lead to anything meaningful?

Surely there are other more impactful things to tend to right now?

 

“Just press delete and move on,” my… READ MORE

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by Tania Carriere

May 16, 2020

It’s early morning at Whole Foods, we are choreographed in a dance of space and calm.

The music that someone has intentionally chosen reminds me of carefree, simple times - you know, The Beatles, Carole King, Mamas and the Papas… singing tunes.

I hadn’t noticed it until I realized I was humming.

Do the social conventions of only singing in your head still apply in a pandemic?
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by Eric Alan

May 09, 2020

Everything is spinning these days. What seemed like solid societal ground is no longer underfoot, as a virus too small to see becomes too vast to deny. Here in the rural Oregon territories, its direct effects aren’t as focused as in the urban hotspots (so far). Yet the rural safety nets were already far thinner than most in the cities see. There are few doctors out here; the one remaining rural hospital is endangered.… READ MORE

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