Imagine getting an email out of the blue from someone you met 35 years ago. An email that said thank you. During these uncertain times, Rhonda Montanez has been feeling more reflective and decided to reach out to someone from her past. I am that grateful someone.
In her account of how she is managing life in self-isolation, Jane Dougall writes that she has spent most of her life waiting for something. Now is no different, but what makes this current situation so challenging is the “unknown unknowing”. What Jane does know is that “we are not going back to what was.”
Every day we hear the numbers. On this day, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, COVID-19 has been confirmed in 1056 people here in Maine. According to the Maine CDC, 615 people have recovered, 52 have died. But the numbers don’t include everyone. Ericka Dodge Katz, for instance. This is her story.
We all have our own challenges as we try to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic, some more difficult than others. Carolyn Delaney knows what it means to face a challenge and she also understands that we can learn something from other people’s journeys.
I’ve been noticing a lot of sharing of recipes lately and pictures of incredible looking dishes that people have cooked. Here are some recipes from my sister-in-law. I haven’t tasted them, but I’ll guarantee they’re amazing because that’s the kind of cook she is.
Her greatest joy in life is spending time with her grandchildren, but she can’t right now. Rather than sit at home this Maine woman decided to come out of retirement and get back to work — nursing.
As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, including in Maine and the rest of the United States, the information we receive can sometimes be misleading and/or confusing. That’s why it’s important to get it from a trusted source. One of mine is Dr. Dora Anne Mills.
Bob and Toni have been talking about their retirement dream for a long time. They’d sold their furniture, found a buyer for their house, and begun their journey when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a change of plans.
If you were at home with Jen during this pandemic, chances are you’d be indulging in a spoonful (or more) of ice cream every now and again. Just enough to help you feel better than okay.
A dream come true. Well, not quite. Instead of spending a year traveling around Spain, this retired couple is now on lockdown.