Category Archives: Guest writer

Hungry?

By Patricia LaPointe Way back when I was married to my first husband and had four kids under the age of six, we would occasionally be invited to my in-laws for dinner. This was not my favorite thing to do, … Continue reading

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The Malicious Mask Mandate

This post resumes a now-occasional series on our experiences under COVID-19, inspired by the realization that “we are all field collectors” in the effort to someday tell the story of what happened in 2020. I welcome your submissions: find guidelines for guest writers here. Wisconsin Governor … Continue reading

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Not Like in the Movies

By Pat Detmer Dad was dying and in Intensive Care, so hooked up with wires and tubes that it made the digital tangle behind my office desk look minimalist. He’d failed to take care of himself and was paying for … Continue reading

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Fran

By Katie Ravich My family lived in Waldwick, New Jersey from when I was about two years old until I was nine.  Waldwick was easy commuting distance to NYC.  Both my parents worked in NYC in educational publishing at the time. When my … Continue reading

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Driving Miss Crazy

This post continues a series on our experiences under COVID-19, inspired by the realization that “we are all field collectors” in the effort to someday tell the story of what happened in 2020. Consider this an invitation to write your own stories … Continue reading

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Fire update from Eugene (cough, cough)

We interrupt this series on our experiences under COVID-19 to bring you more apocalypse. The following is adapted from a note sent to former members of the Association of Personal Historians, who have stayed in touch since its closure. Members … Continue reading

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Me, Myself and I-solation

This post continues a series on our experiences under COVID-19, inspired by the realization that “we are all field collectors” in the effort to someday tell the story of what happened in 2020. Consider this an invitation to write your own … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Made a Slacker Out of Me

This post continues a series on our experiences under COVID-19, inspired by the realization that “we are all field collectors” in the effort to someday tell the story of what happened in 2020. Consider this an invitation to write your own … Continue reading

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The Pandemic Could Not Have Come at a Better Time

This post continues a series on our experiences under COVID-19, inspired by the realization that “we are all field collectors” in the effort to someday tell the story of what happened in 2020. I’m sure we will long remember this time, … Continue reading

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A Changed World  

This post continues a series on our experiences under COVID-19, inspired by the realization that “we are all field collectors” in the effort to someday tell the story of what happened in 2020. The essays I post here are drawn from First … Continue reading

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