Keyword: Andrea Doray
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In the middle of all this I miss my sis

My sister Joyce and I want to do our parts to contain the spread of Covid-19. We’ve observed directives to stay apart and to limit the people we’re in contact with. And I miss her. We grew up in … more

Imagine your own quarantine scene

Normalcy. Normalization. Stabilization. Even mobilization. These are words being thrown around about the next “phase” of the coronavirus. My colleague here on these pages, Michael Alcorn, wrote … more

Our constraints open new possibilities

Are you familiar with Oulipo? I wasn’t, until I joined an online Oulipo poetry class. Oulipo, in French, (pronounced oo-LEE-poe) stands for Ouvroir de littérature potentielle, which roughly … more

Don’t fall victim to coronavirus scams

Have you received your stimulus check yet? Has your small business loan been processed? Have you heard anything about your unemployment benefits? No? Well, I am here to help … just send me your … more

Observing Earth Day amid a pandemic

On April 22, 1970, a group of people came together to create Earth Day, what is now the planet’s largest civic affair. Fifty years later, the crisis many of these forward-thinking activists feared … more

Finding both solace and resilience in poetry

April is National Poetry Month. As a poet myself (my first published poem in college landed me $7.00), I turn to poetry for insight, humor, provocation, poignancy, controversy, comfort, outrage, … more

Is now the wrong time to leave Facebook?

On Feb. 14, I posted the following to Facebook: “Hi Friends! I have decided to take a hiatus from Facebook, for a variety of reasons ... weariness chief among them. I’ll be deactivating my … more

The new language of laying low

To our valued customers ….” You’ve probably received emails or letters in the past couple of weeks that start with this language. Most of them follow with assurances such as: “Your health is … more

Work in the age of coronavirus

Have you been asked to work from home for a while, or even for the foreseeable future, given the uncertainly of the coronavirus? Even if this request comes as a surprise, you can work from home … more

Spending the gift that is a leap day

Leap. Leap of faith. Lovers’ leap. Leap to mind, look before you leap, on giant leap for mankind. Great leap forward. Leap frog, quantum leap, leap to conclusions. Leap year, leap month, leap day. … more

Curiosity is a good cue for 2020

Are you curious about 2020? I am. Perhaps you’ve made different and definite New Year’s resolutions for 2020. I never make resolutions, although I do make pledges – mostly to myself – … more

People don’t always say ‘I love you…’

Sometimes it sounds like: “Be safe.” “Did you eat?” “Call me when you get home.” And, “I made this for you.” My sister shared this concept with me recently, and the last one always … more
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