Author Archives: Molly

THE WORST OF TIMES

Tweet This week has been historical. No one, to be sure, needs to hear from me. I will be back. Peace.

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THE SMALL OUTDOORS

Tweet Pandemic advice: we all need to to go outside for our mental health. Walk. No, hike. Or if your knees aren’t blown, run like the wind. Nature is a balm for the spirit. Being locked down has taken its toll. I … Continue reading

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GOOD DAYS, BAD DAYS

Tweet What mood are you in today? Do you have a project to work on? A yard? The virus hit us particularly hard because we no longer have either, really. The apartment is brand new, so there is nothing to … Continue reading

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THE OTHER MOTHER’S DAY

Tweet It’s a Hallmark holiday. Social media goes wild with folks posting nostalgic pictures of their perfect mommas. Tributes abound. Flowers. Breakfast in bed. Glory to moms everywhere. Then there are the rest of us. We had mothers who didn’t … Continue reading

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IF ONLY

Tweet So, things are starting to open up. Here in Ohio, today it’s offices and manufacturing/distribution. May 12 it’s retail. No haircuts or gyms or golf or nail salons yet. Of course, no restaurants. But soon, they tell us. Soon. But … Continue reading

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STILL INSIDE

Tweet Things have deteriorated. Hell, here’s a list We have five dozen eggs Oh, and all those Facebook friends posting pics of their blueberry pancakes I am not supposed to have carbs I hate puzzles I cried when it came … Continue reading

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PANDEMIC DIARY PART who knows what day this is?

Tweet At no time in our living history has this happened. The world is closed, and we are all shut-ins. Sidebar: I was absolutely prescient to write an entire novel about shut-ins. You should read it if you haven’t already. The … Continue reading

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A NEW NORMAL

Tweet This is a time that is new to us. Very few of us remember the Depression or WWII. Living with a siege mentality, with nowhere to go, nothing to do. We are frightened, stressed, and for many of us, … Continue reading

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THE TWENTY MINUTE TUTORIAL

Tweet   First of all, the dress code at our house, as I am sure it has at yours, been relaxed. My husband, now dubbed FLANNEL MAN, gets dressed later and later each day. The above is an actual representation … Continue reading

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