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Journal of the Plague Year (#2)

Berkeley, CA. Week of 3/23 – There’s something basically distressing about having to gather almost all of one’s knowledge and experience remotely. Not by “being…

Journal of the Plague Year (#1)

Berkeley, CA; Week of 3/16 — Sunday afternoon. Preternaturally quiet. Church on the corner, with its small, aged, African-American congregation, has suspended services. Nothing in…

Warren

“The Great Bensky!” The ironic, powerful voice I would come to know so well blasted the ancient telephone in my obscure eighth floor corner of…

That Day, Again

Everyone will be talking about where everyone was that day. Except that “everyone” in this country now means fewer than one in four people —…

Play Ball!

Every time Alex Rodriquez, the scandal and injury prone New York Yankees third baseman, dragged his wooden club to home plate last year, he was…

Lunch

We are in the “heart” of one of California’s largest cities. Our public library based, four-day a week free lunch program for kids has been going since mid-June, one of nine such programs this summer. 8,500 meals will have been served city-wide by the time the program prematurely ends, an awkward two weeks before school begins in late August.

Paris, Continued

Ask almost anyone, anywhere in the world, about a place they’d like to visit, and chances are “Paris” will come up sooner rather than later.…

Paris

Worst of all — although there can be some pretty bad among the rest — is the travel. Specifically, the airports and airplanes. The insanely…

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