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An Ending and a Beginning

Photo by Kim Aubrey Last May when Felicity Sidnell Reid asked me to help run a blog for Spirit of the Hills writers to share their work and experiences during the pandemic, I hesitated. We’d been in lockdown for over a month and a half, and I’d developed an effective routine of online exercise classes,… Continue reading An Ending and a Beginning

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Waitressing at Marie Dressler Restaurant by Linda Hutsell Manning

One of the things Covid has done is to foster nostalgia not only for a return to normalcy but also highlights from days gone by. My 1950's summer waitressing job at Marie Dressler House Restaurant is one of these. This coveted summer job paid $15 for a six day week: 11AM to 9PM with two… Continue reading Waitressing at Marie Dressler Restaurant by Linda Hutsell Manning

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Jazz in the Time of Pandemic, or, Sax in the City by Alan Bland

Image by Christoph Schutz from Pixabay Felicity had asked if I would play my Sax for a Word On The Hills Christmas Show, a virtual event that Chris Cameron was putting together with other Spirit members. Wow! “Sure,” I said, “I just have to work on my “chops,” as I hadn’t played much during the… Continue reading Jazz in the Time of Pandemic, or, Sax in the City by Alan Bland

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Blame Me for This Pandemic! It Is All My Fault by René Schmidt

Photo by Skyler Smith from Unsplash Seriously. I may have asked for this awful time. My wife, who understands these things better than I do, says I always get what I ask for. Once again she may be right. Last year I looked up and saw the sky crisscrossed with a dozen contrails where jets had… Continue reading Blame Me for This Pandemic! It Is All My Fault by René Schmidt