Adventures in the night

Sounds in the kitchen pulled me from a dreamless sleep. My digital alarm glowed: 2:23 as I heard the front door key rattle in the lock. I was not scared.

I had awakened a couple of hours earlier. On my way to the front room to page through a magazine, I had noticed the […]

A VACCINE CALL

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual notebook.

Browsing the Christmas mark-down aisle of ALDI’s during the 8:30 A.M. “senior time” on Thursday morning, I was not completely surprised when my phone rang.JK must have remembered something I should buy. Answering it, I heard a woman’s voice instead.

“Is this the phone […]

VACCINATION?

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal.Skies were heavy with gray clouds. I pulled my jacket closed as I stepped out the doors of my local CVS, a prescription in a small white paper bag. As I walked toward my car, I noticed something new in the parking lot. What’s that? […]

MAIL-IN VOTING

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal.After unlocking the front door, I stepped onto the brick-paved porch. AH! Drier, cooler air met me as I strode toward the mail box. I slid a blue birthday enveloped card into the by the curb box and lifted the “pick-up” flag. Returning to the […]

DISCONNECTED

Trouble began with my AOL browser. The phone agent was able to reinstall it, but complained my computer was “slow.” Since I have an annual contract with Best Buy’s Geek Squad, the next day I called them. That phone agent even-tually indicated he could not fix the trouble. Oh-oh! He made an appointment […]

QUARANTINE

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal.

Gazing out the window at green grass and sunshine, I thought back over several months. Since March when JK and I first isolated, I feel a lot of empty space in my days.

Staying at home most of the time reminded me of 1952 […]

A HELPFUL MONKEY

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal.

My office window shades slanted against the bright afternoon sun. Overhead a ceiling fan whirled. Every so often, the A/C blew cooled air into July’s continually warming house. I sat at my computer reading and responding to email.

My slanted blinds.

My laptop reported […]

A CURBSIDE LIBRARY!

By the end of May, our temperatures hit ninety every day. Even though our library was closed due to the pandemic, I enjoyed reading other books in my air-conditioned house!

Still, I grinned when an email announced, “curbside” public library operation would begin on the following Monday.

The library had been closed nearly two […]

COVID 19 ANTIBODIES?

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal.

Testing, testing! I hear about it on TV news. I read it is the key to gauging our pandemic But I have not seen or heard of testing available for personal requests. No. The first testing required symptoms and a doc-tor’s note. This week […]

A MARCH 2020 COVID 19 JOURNAL

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal

March 12, Thursday. The thought of Covid 19 virus spreading throughout the United States has made me edgy. My concern is JK and I are in a vulnerable population: age seventy and older.

Since we both had flu shots and felt good, I […]