My flight to safety.

So, I ran away from home. This was earlier today. I’m back home now. I went to a sleazy motel and got a room for cheap. I’m poorer now, although I’ll probably bill my dad. His fault. I asked the lady at the desk if the rooms had landlines. She said yes. But my room’sContinue reading “My flight to safety.”

Demoted!

Dear Amy: I am a 63-year-old widower. My late wife died nine years ago. Dating has been brutal. I dated a lady for two years. She is a nurse and is deeply involved in public health during this pandemic. It is overwhelming for her. I tried to support her with gifts, books, and home-cooked dinners.Continue reading “Demoted!”

Are we being too honest in response to polite questions?

DEAR ABBY: I recently contracted coronavirus and had a difficult time recovering. It has been three months, and I am still suffering from long-term aftereffects. When my co-workers and supervisors ask how I’m feeling and I tell them, they almost immediately downplay my response. Some of them ignore my response and tell me, “Oh, that’sContinue reading “Are we being too honest in response to polite questions?”

The actual offense.

DEAR ABBY: I’ve known my friend “Miriam” for a lot of years. She is single. Several years ago, I introduced her to another couple, the “Smiths.” We all have a lot in common and take turns inviting each other for dinner. This group and a couple of other couples are the only people in myContinue reading “The actual offense.”

I really wanted to go to that party! And then this happened…

DEAR ABBY: My husband came down with COVID and has been having a hard time getting over it. When he first started showing the symptoms, I took him to a drive-through medical clinic and got him tested for COVID. The results were negative, so a couple of days later, I carpooled with a friend toContinue reading “I really wanted to go to that party! And then this happened…”

Oh my… incompatible?

Dear Amy: I’m a doctor. I am on the front lines treating covid patients. I have watched the cycle of fear, sadness and guilt when I tell a patient they have tested positive. Then again, watching the family go through their cycle of denial, anger and sadness as I give them the phone call thatContinue reading “Oh my… incompatible?”

An amazing essay from Facebook!

I just read the most amazing essay on Facebook. I feel compelled to share it. It’s (c) Welcome Home, @WelcomeHomeOriginal. Here’s a link to it. (And they say they don’t mind if people share this content): I hear people say that we are in the same boat. But it’s not like that. We are inContinue reading “An amazing essay from Facebook!”

It’s all about the kitty litter.

I get off on expressing my anger. This is fact. I went to the grocery store today to return some kitty litter. I bought it back when I feared that the zombie apocalypse was nigh upon us. In good news, there are no zombies. (Yet.) In bad news, they wouldn’t take back the litter. AndContinue reading “It’s all about the kitty litter.”

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