Category Archives: Summer 2020

Notes from the Pandemic – The New Shopping

The original shock of the wrenching changes to our lives caused by the pandemic has worn off a bit and it appears we’re settling into The New Reality. We humans like routine and predictability and many of us seem to … Continue reading

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Voting From Abroad

If you’re going to be outside the U.S. in early November and haven’t already made arrangements to vote, I’d like to recommend VoteFromAbroad.org. This non-profit, non-partisan group has a great web site, from which you can request a special Federal … Continue reading

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United States: International Travel Pariah

Yesterday, the European Union announced it was ready to receive international travelers from 15 countries. The United States, which in the past has provided more than a billion euros in annual E.U. tourism revenue, was not on the list. Due … Continue reading

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A Visit to Disturbingly Delicious Foods

I returned to the U.S. from Paris in late May and completed my required 14-day quarantine, without travail. I’m now installed in an Airbnb apartment in Arlington, Virginia and looking ahead to spending an unexpected summer here. In a few … Continue reading

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