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Black Market Dumbbells

Black Market Dumbbells

There’s a shortage of dumbbells. Here’s a list of things I never thought I would care about: Dumbbells.A shortage of dumbbells.How to acquire dumbbells on the black market. I’m home, every day I’m home, and I’m fast approaching my one-year anniversary of spending every single day at home doing whatever one does while they’re at [...]

5 Things to Consider When You Think You Can’t Do It

5 Things to Consider When You Think You Can’t Do It

It’s possible you’re already doing it, whatever your it is. Or that you’ve already done it in some past variation. It’s a matter of continuing to do the hard thing you thought you could never do.Breathing always helps. Find someone who reminds you how to take deep breaths when it feels like you’re sucking in [...]

Gardening in the Rain

Gardening in the Rain

In case you’re wondering, our garden is still growing weeds. I’m learning that this is how it goes (so they say): you pull the weeds, they’re gone; then the weeds grow back, and you’re down in the dirt again. My mom hands me my new gardening gloves, tells me to get back to pulling weeds. [...]

Saving a Hummingbird

Saving a Hummingbird

The two best friends know this already, in fact, they’ve had more than 60 years of learning that there are things you just can’t plan for, like how many days you’ll spend playing nurse after the other recovers from surgery, for instance, but this one, well, this one is a new one: spending the day [...]