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It’s already late September and as of this writing I’ve suffered through over 6 weeks of being a remote-learning teacher and parent and excuse me for a moment while I down this shot of whiskey and chew some Tylenol. Read more» 1

I’m completely full of anxiety. Paralyzed, even. About returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm a teacher, and a parent, and the idea of any human going back into a classroom even on the delayed day of August 17 sounds terrifying. Read more»

Hugh Holub, with daughters Annie and Beth, in 2010.

"I don’t think enough people have first-hand experience of what it’s like to watch someone you love be hooked up to a ventilator and die of respiratory complications. I’m wondering if you do. Because if you did, you might be a lot more willing to wear a mask in public and require people to do so." Read more»

I’m not the only one who flashed back to 9/11 when the idea of planes flying low over Manhattan was proposed to honor frontline workers during this pandemic. Now, Davis-Monthan announced they will do a flyover of Tucson on Thursday to “salute our local heroes fighting COVID-19.” Read more»

A New York National Guard private administers a drive-thru COVID-19 test in Brooklyn, April 20.

If I’m honest, it started Sunday afternoon. I was putting away clothes in my daughter’s room at the peak of the afternoon heat, and the air conditioning was giving me chills. A low-grade fever for days has never been so terrifying. Read more»