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Anna Has a Fever

I can’t imagine other circumstances that would have me calling the family doctor just because my kid has a 100.0 fever. A refresher here: My daughter Anna is 26 years old and has lived independently (sort of) in her own apartment for more than a year. But now I too have an apartment in the …

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Indiana Slowly Reopening

Last week I learned my COVID test was negative. This I had expected, but still it provided some relief to family members who had spent a little time with me recently. And Indiana began reopening. Many retail establishments are open. I’ve shopped a little myself and bought several book shelves for my apartment. Now most …

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The COVID-19 Test

So today I was tested for COVID-19. (Read yesterday’s post to learn why.) Since many of you have not been tested, I’ll elaborate. My doctor called late yesterday to put my name of the list at the testing location. When I arrived this morning, there was a line of four cars. The three cars in …

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And now . . .

Four nights ago emergency workers showed up at the apartment directly across the hall from mine. When I realized they were there, I retreated to my own apartment to get out of the way. I didn’t know what had happened until I ran into my neighbor the following day. He looked stricken – disheveled and …

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Blue Shop Towels

For several weeks now my daughter and I have been wearing masks that I’ve made out of blue shop towels. There are a number of articles online that have identified blue shop towels as a particularly good filter for COVID-19, and I have found them to be an inexpensive and easy medium to work with. …

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Holy Saturday

(Ooops. I forgot to press publish last night. So it’s actually Easter. Oh, well.) As I finish my series focusing on the stations of the cross, with pictures here from the stations that line the west side of Saint Joseph’s Lake on the University of Notre Dame campus, it occurs to me that contemplating these …

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Good Friday

I took my daughter to the post office this morning to mail a card to a young friend here in town who’s fighting brain cancer. From there, we drove to the Grotto at Notre Dame to say a short prayer. It was chilly, and I had to retreat to the car early. A family of …

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Good Friday

I took my daughter to the post office this morning to mail a card to a young friend here in town who’s fighting brain cancer. From there, we drove to the Grotto at Notre Dame to say a short prayer. It was chilly, and I had to retreat to the car early. A family of …

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Maundy Thursday

Holy week typically is filled with many traditions and observances, beginning with Palm Sunday, marking Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, carried by a colt. The week has seemed stripped bare this year. Today was no different, although Anna and I participated in an online Maundy Thursday observation tonight with our church family back in Illinois, …

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