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Take Heart and Take Care

April 3, 2020

Illustration by Marc Johns

Binge Watching

April 2, 2020

Unorthodox on Netflix. Highly recommended.

Neon from David Shrigley

Here’s to Fresh Produce

April 1, 2020

One of the things keeping me sane right now is eating the foods I love. And strawberries are a part of my daily diet. Each time I go to the grocery store (now once a week), I recognize the risk. But the reward is worth it.

Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton

Staying Fit

March 31, 2020

I’ve been streaming an occasional yoga class, really missing the in-person experience. And my dog gets in the way. What’s your exercise routine these days?

Illustration by Alessandra Olanow

Sometimes, it’s the little things

March 30, 2020

I usually buy dishwashing liquid in bulk at Costco, but since hoarding became a thing, I haven’t been able to find any. On Sunday, I found one remaining container on the shelf at a local market. And I have to say, it made my day. There will be a time when we tell stories about the pandemic and people who weren’t there will have a hard time believing we could get so excited about procuring soap to wash dishes.

Love Thy Neighbor 2020

March 27, 2020

Illustration by Jean Jullien

Making Connections

March 25, 2020

My busy, urban neighborhood is quiet. When I take Rose for our walks, we see familiar faces, but greet each other from afar. With no butt sniffing these days, even dogs have to deal with the new normal. I’ve spent more time talking with friends on the phone than I have for years. How are you staying connected?

Image by Eiko Ojala

Audacity of Hope

March 24, 2020

Image via this isn’t happiness

Activity List

March 23, 2020

After spending the whole day indoors, I pushed myself to take a brisk evening walk around the neighborhood. It’s surreal and sobering to cross Sunset Blvd. at rush hour with no traffic. And still, it was good to get out.

Cartoon by Dagsson


March 20, 2020

Keep breathing and be well!

Illustration by Malika Favre