The full draft that I had worried in July was NOT close to being finished, is, as August ends, NEARLY DONE...
Presumably - and we hope - today will not be THE last day. But every morning, every day now, I suspect, could be that day. We brace ourselves so we are not shocked.
Maybe I should partake of some of what a great aunt called "the mari-jah-wah-na" that I was such a square I would never try when I was young and actually sensible? Would that relax me?
I feel public writing is better for our "mental health" than private writing.
If ANY approved jab is available to you, don’t be foolish. Listen to doctors and have it.
Nothing in that "interview" with the duchess was more upsetting, I felt, really, than her stating she had wished not to live any longer.
This may be a difficult season of the year for many even in good times. However, 2020 is perhaps the worst Christmas season in decades. For many more people than usual it is indeed the absolute worst Christmas of their lives.
What the hell has happened? Many in the country are clearly fearful of innovation, fearful of the future, indeed seemingly fearful of EVERYTHING they do not immediately understand.
Hello! I know I have been quiet this past week. Let me explain: We are in New York, in the Catskills, at our house here, and have just completed a "mini-quarantine" under New York anti-Covid guidelines for arriving travelers.
I took a moment to be alone with her: I kissed her now lifeless forehead, and paused as I thought briefly on how while her troubles were mercifully over our lives going forward would never be the same...
Given my relatively low author profile, when I think about it I am awestruck at how many of my books have been bought over the years. But this 2020 is not just any year; these are extraordinary times.
I presume if you are reading this that this letter has reached you safely.
There is ... a small ... segment of American society of a "supremacist" bent that seems forever unwilling to admit or even able to comprehend that the rest of the world is not by definition inferior or the planet Mars.
During the day I found my mind drifting to thinking about several of my family who served in uniform.
I open Twitter regularly to find brave retweets about not messin' with Texas, and Jefferson quoters telling us this is all invented. It's just a bit of flu, they declare. We all gotta die of "sumthin", they add...