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She left for work a little before 9 this morning. Working at the local supermarket. Running the cash register, answering customer questions, stocking shelves. Wholly unremarkable.  Or it used to be, anyway. In the swift current of global change, clocking in at the grocery store isn’t what it used to be. But I’m getting ahead …

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Care Package for Friday, March 13, 2020

Happy Birthday: Percival Lowell, astronomerBorn March 13, 1855 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91cIlQQaQEQ 50 States, 100 Weeks: Gilmore Ghost Town, Leadore, ID Photo credit: atlasobscura Music: Over & Over by The Delfonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqPrD80am1I Poetry: What He Thought by Heather McHugh    for Fabio Doplicher We were supposed to do a job in Italyand, full of our feeling forourselves (our …

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Care Package for Thursday, March 12, 2020

Happy Birthday: Jack Kerouac, authorBorn March 12, 1922 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LLpNKo09Xk 50 States, 100 Weeks: Lionhead Natural Water Slides, Coolin, ID Photo credit: youtube.com Music: Think It Over by The Delfonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r0Nl-rXJ30 Poetry: The Envoy of Mr. Cogito by Zbigniew Herbert, translated by Bogdana CarpenterGo where those others went to the dark boundaryfor the Golden Fleece of …

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Care Package for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Happy Birthday: Bobby McFerrin, musicianBorn March 11, 1950 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk 50 States, 100 Weeks: Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve Photo credit: backpacker.com Music: Can You Remember by The Delfonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIwm3VHjkUE Poetry: What Kinds of Times Are These by Adrienne RichThere’s a place between two stands of trees where the grass grows uphilland the …

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Care Package for Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Happy Birthday: Chuck Norris, actorBorn March 10, 1940 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsabFEisZ2Y 50 States, 100 Weeks: Dugout Dick Memorial, Salman, ID Photo credit: clui.org Music: Hurt So Bad by The Delfonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SvFYx4MnyQ Poetry: Making Peace by Denise LevertovA voice from the dark called out,     ‘The poets must give usimagination of peace, to oust the intense, familiarimagination of …

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