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State of the Commonwealth

On March 6, 2020, the first two cases of the coronavirus disease in the Keystone State were reported to be presumptive positive: one in Delaware County, and the other in Wayne County. It’s now week 17 since since the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Making Up For Lost Time

So this is the first tirade for June 2020. With my having taken a short sabbatical from penning any entries here since the end of May, allow me to make a short list of what we missed up to this … Continue reading

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Life Will Go On!

Week 10 of self-isolation has begun, although my staying at home all the time is not happening. I would have been taken away in a straight jacket by now, had it not been for outdoor trips to exercise in close … Continue reading

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Please Throw This Dog a Bone Occasionally, Will Ya?

Pennsylvania’s Governor Wolf extended the commonwealth’s “Stay at Home” orders for the Philadelphia area until June 4th. They were set to expire at midnight on May 8th, but no cigar. That’s not surprising to me. Philadelphia, Mongomery and Bucks Counties … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Scenes from the Delaware River at Lardner’s Point in Philadelphia, Pa. Got my stimulus check in the mail yesterday. Twelve hundred bucks is a nice chunk of change to use for whatever, but most who received it will be depositing … Continue reading

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Gimme Three Steps

It’s now week seven of this crazy state of isolation and social-distancing, and the bald-eagle population is thriving in my neck of the woods. All the nesting pairs I keep tabs on have spawned young this time around. I plan … Continue reading

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Pandemic Isolation: Week Six

The cloth masks arrived from Amazon last Wednesday. It’s a good thing they did. Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Department of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, signed an order on that day, requiring all workers and customers at essential businesses that are … Continue reading

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Lent’s Over: It’s OK for Me to Complain Again

Into Week Five of socially distanced isolation, my normally easy-going temperament has become a bit edgy, lacking in patience for ordinary idiosyncrasies that otherwise are overlooked or tolerated. Back in 2000, I had posted about being housebound for a period … Continue reading

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#FlyEaglesFly

The Birds made it to the playoffs at the magical end of an exciting regular season last Sunday, eliminating the Cowboys from contention by beating the Giants. Ask me if I feel badly for Dallas. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂@brandongraham55 legend pic.twitter.com/suJVherI45 — 👨🏼‍🦲Jeff🤘🏼 … Continue reading

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Today’s Tirade: Put a Sock in It!

Why do small dogs have such annoying barks? Not only does the shrill of their yapping grind my nerves like someone’s shifting the gears of a standard transmission without applying the clutch, but the sheer intensity of the mongrel’s yipping, … Continue reading

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