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Let’s not judge 2020 too harshly; after all, someone invented Golden Girls masks

The column excerpted below appears on It's a Southern Thing. To go to the full column now, click here. Poor 2020. We need to stop blaming it for all our woes. But here we are nearing the halfway point of the year and already its reputation is so damaged it’s unlikely to recover. Sure, we’ve… Continue reading Let’s not judge 2020 too harshly; after all, someone invented Golden Girls masks

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Oh the places we’ll go with quarantine lifted

As a few states begin making plans to reopen our economy and lift restrictions on sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, our imaginations have begun to run wild. Suddenly, social media posts are about what we want to do and where we want to go once we go back to a more normal life.… Continue reading Oh the places we’ll go with quarantine lifted

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This is how the food pyramid looks during a pandemic

If you missed this week’s column on SouthernThing.com, you can click here to read the full column. A few paragraphs are excerpted below.  It’s amazing the things you learn about yourself and your family during quarantine for a global pandemic. For example, Sweetums and I have learned the distinction between “booping” a nose and “bopping”… Continue reading This is how the food pyramid looks during a pandemic

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This is what our pets are thinking during quarantine

If you missed this week’s column on SouthernThing.com, you can click here to read the full column. A few paragraphs are excerpted below.  At first, it was cute. When we began working at home during our self-isolation period, we got a huge kick out of posting social media photos of our pets and jokingly referring… Continue reading This is what our pets are thinking during quarantine