Monday Musings – 50 Word Story

Reflecting and reinventing during the pandemic is popular, but I understand resisting joining the crowd.  I’m not in the mood for more change or reflection, although I’ve been wondering if I had been assigned the saxophone instead of the clarinet in band how different life would’ve been playing those gigs.

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The Week In Seven Photos

So much happening in the world this week and there was so little I actually wanted to talk about, which was a relief for the wildlife.  Feel like talking about the cancellation of the Big 10 college football season, the state of college and professional sports and, as a lifelong sports fan, my complete lack of…

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Flowers And Movies

The street and society photographer Bill Cunningham was an artist “who saw beauty at every turn” and in the wonderful documentary, The Times Of Bill Cunningham, the fashion historian in a 1994 interview shares wonderful stories about his life and the film includes an incredible collection of previously unpublished photographs from his archive of over 3 million images.

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The Week In Seven Photos

“Houston, we have a problem.”  I’ve always dreaded the dog days of summer, but now I’m kinda looking at what has always been my second favorite month of the year as the twisted days of May. As I march out the door in the morning to experience another new situation during these twisted days, at…

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The Week In Seven Photos

One of the trends that I’ve read about is the return of board games during these times stuck in our homes and this brought to mind another childhood game, “Simon Says,” that I never liked, but for some reason it popped into my head as an appropriate sum up of the week.  Now, for the sake of…

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Drive-Thru Farmers Market

Self-Isolation Trend #11 It’s farmers market season in Michigan and, along with everyone else, they have tried to implement policies to keep everyone as safe as possible and one of the early trends at my favorite market is the creation of a drive-thru farmers market.  I actually was not aware they were opening on time…

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Monday Musings

Self-Isolation Trend #10 We are reaching the point where soon many people will be leaving their home office of the last few months and the steady companionship of their pets to return to their real workplaces.  A troubling trend that could be on the horizon for everyone that will be allowed to leave their homes…

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Who’s In Your Bubble???

Self-Isolation Trend #9 As countries slowly begin the transition of easing the shutdown restrictions, a new trend being considered in the early days of being let out of our homes is to only expand our “social bubble” to ten people.  As someone who has many bubble photos with the possible captions of “No issues today:…

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The Week In Seven Photos

I think I’ve given myself mental whiplash with all the changes I’m witnessing taking place in society every day and the fast moving news on the latest coronavirus updates and knowledge about the virus.  There was the welcoming change this week of seeing a new little sandhill crane colt enjoying wandering through the garden  amidst…

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Local Watering Hole

Self-Isolation Trend #8 With the bars and restaurants closed during the shutdown, a new trend for many is being forced to enjoy happy hour, or for some of us the celebration of It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, at home.  Alcohol sales at grocery stores are up compared to last year as people are either stocking up on booze…

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