Seattle diary, 9/23/20: The world’s a-changin’

I’m rereading this diary from the beginning, in preparation for publishing the entries from March 3 through August 1 in book form, hopefully next spring. It’s a spooky experience. The passage of time is part of the point; one does one’s best to pay attention and jot...

Seattle diary, 9/15/20: Stuck indoors

From the Seattle Times, September 14: As recently as Sunday, officials thought the smoke would start clearing out on Monday. Now, it looks like it won’t be until the end of the workweek. The state Department of Ecology predicted unhealthy air on Tuesday for virtually...

In the time of coronavirus: Seattle, 8/1/20

The last few days since I got out of the hospital have been quite good and happy in our little household, certainly trending in the right direction. For one thing, to make a long story short, Jenny managed to extricate herself from a regrettable work situation that...

In the time of coronavirus: Seattle, 7/27/20

Last Thursday I had to have a routine colonoscopy. Well, I didn’t have to have one, but I had one, because everybody over fifty should. I was even a relatively good sport about it; just ask my wife. Mind you, it’s not like I’m delighted, or even comfortable, sharing...