Monthly Archives: April 2020

As the tide turns

When the proverbial waste byproducts make forceful contact with the oscillating instrument, you learn new things about old friends (and acquaintances).  The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent response to same has been one of the most prominent global hitting-the-fan episodes in … Continue reading

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Flight of Fancy: Ostriches and Ravens

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER I had pet birds when I was young. Parakeets, canaries, a mynah bird with a limited vocabulary (mostly “what’s up?” “banana” — which he loved — and “hi, Joe” — no, nobody in my family … Continue reading

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Death and Taxes

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin I keep hearing from the … Continue reading

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Profiles and courage

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER “I’ve been framed (not)” I’m seeing these “frames” appearing on more and more of my Facebook friends’ profiles and there’s a common theme: Stay home – save lives Stay home – stay safe #QUARANTEAM #StayHome … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott

April 16, 2020 Dear Governor Abbott: I’m sure you’re being inundated with input, questions, demands and pleas from constituents across the state right now. People are scared, angry, and concerned both about the virus and about the response of their … Continue reading

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