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Writing Your Way Through a Pandemic: Your COVID-19 Journal is waiting to be written

You are already keeping a pandemic journal of sorts. Take a look at your 2020 calendar. Starting in March, mine is a pattern of large Xs wiping my schedule clean of Book Club, friends coming over for dinner, visit to Botanic Garden, and ten other things, all cancelled. By April it was Zoom calls instead: weekly Family Dinner call, storytelling event, epic 25-person family call, and more. May brought the unusual – a Zoom seminar about Sandhill Cranes coming through, a Zoom call with a dear old friend, checking in. By June, I had stopped crossing things out – it was routine now to have no expectations – and I was getting a little tired of Zoom. Now in July, I look ahead and see the hopes recor

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