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Indoctrination Nation: Did you vote with your face?

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER I voted today. With a naked face. I entered the polling place ready for battle, armed with printouts of the governor’s order exempting voters from the mask mandate and the secretary of state’s election rules. … Continue reading

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Walking the Line

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER Fear is just as crippling whether or not it’s valid. Just as the mainstream media and certain politicians have become sources for spreading and exacerbating exaggerated fears of Covid-19, so also have the many groups … Continue reading

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Behind the Mask: An Informal Analysis

Copyright 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER What do your face covering choices say about you? The Covid-era mask mandates issued by so many states, counties, and/or cities, have unwittingly resulted in a fascinating study in sociology and psychology. The rules requiring … Continue reading

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Laughing Matters

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER No, Virginia (or should it be “no, Karen” these days?), posting a joke about Covid doesn’t make a person a cold, callused, evil son-of-a-witch who doesn’t care about your friend who died with the disease … Continue reading

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Mask Hysteria

2020: The year they stole the smiles COPYRIGHT 2020 Debra Littlejohn Shinder Over on yahoo!life, Matt Schneiderman tells us It’s OK to yell at strangers who don’t wear masks. Even more disturbing, a Facebook user in a public post recently … Continue reading

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Twenty-first Century Talisman for a Scared Society

© 2020 Debra Littlejohn Shinder Tom and I were talking this morning about the mask phenomenon, as we often do. He said something that he intended to be dismissive, I think, but it hit me like an epiphany when he … Continue reading

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Trust Issues

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER Of all my COVID commentaries, this one has been the hardest (thus far) to write. I started it more than a month ago and it’s been sitting in my Drafts folder, abandoned while I wrote … Continue reading

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Fear, Faith, and Forgiveness

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER Since COVID-19 went viral and the world descended into the madness of COVIDiocy, I’ve written a lot about fear and the role it has played in this global fiasco. I even wrote an entire blog … Continue reading

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Protected: Fifty shades of grief

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Mantra of the MIsguided: The New Abnormal

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER Pet peeve: the phrase “new normal” when applied to the current locked down, fear-fueled situation. There are a number of buzz phrases, repeated over and over on social media, on public service commercials, in product … Continue reading

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