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About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.

The hens are having a moment.

There’s been a lot of clucking about chickens lately, what with everyone staying home and envisioning that long longed-for coop. When grocery supply chains threatened to snap, there was even more than the usual pleasure in stepping out to the … Continue reading

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Mask-arade.

I’m having trouble keeping up. First we were told that masks were of no use in keeping COVID19 at bay; now we have state orders to wear them. Wha? Oh, well, as it turns out the “health experts” lied to … Continue reading

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Gimme Shelter.

Is it safe to go out yet? Well, yes and no. In the past week we’ve gone from seeing no one to seeing dozens of people. Encounters with friends, long-postponed appointments, various essential errands. Things are “opening up” we are … Continue reading

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Voluntary confinement.

There are two kinds of people. Those who are itching to jump back in to real life. And then there’s me. Things are starting to rev up. My blessedly blank calendar has suddenly blown up with entries. ┬áBut strangely, I … Continue reading

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The Morning Wired.

First it was a hand sanitizer shortage. Perplexing. The threat of a meat shortage. Hmm. Toilet paper disappeared. We rolled with that one, so to speak. ┬áBut when I scrolled through the news and saw a headline, oh the most … Continue reading

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It’s about time.

I was halfway through the audiobook edition of novelist Penelope Lively’s meandering Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir before it occurred to me why I must have chosen it from all the books out there in the literary ether. There … Continue reading

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Hitting the paws button.

A funny thing happened while we waited for the wheels to fall off. I know it’s been chaos for some and tragedy for others, but for us, with our unimportant and insignificant place in the universe, we’ve somehow washed up … Continue reading

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Go ask your mom.

What is Mother’s Day without the brunch? How do we even begin to do this? Of all the family traditions I can think of, torturing your children by making them dress up in the middle of the day and spend … Continue reading

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Before and again: enough misery to go around.

Zoomed with a few wise friends the other day and in the midst of our exclamations that we are in this historic moment, we each made a commitment to keep a journal. Someday our grandchildren, or their children, might want … Continue reading

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Caturday: from cats to cat-a-combs.

We go way back with cats. We’ve been spoiling them since 1977 when we adopted our first stray, “Gray Fluff”.  Apparently “Kitty Hook” was another of her monikers judging from her personalized Valentine cake. Time flew by, and while I apparently … Continue reading

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