44) Lockdown 20: Wales

Marilyn Campbell is a friend and writer who divides her time between Wales and Aix-en-Provence. We are both members of an on-again, off-again writers group in Aix called The Plumes. Here is her report from Wales. We live in the United Kingdom but just now, it is in some ways less United than ever. Our…

41) Coronavirus Tokyo

Hello. This is Nan Yamada in Japan, where I’ve lived, mostly, since 1973. Joyce and I went to high school together and recently have been back in touch, even Zooming with another classmate in Massachusetts. Joyce asked about life with the virus in Japan so here goes, at least regarding my corner of Tokyo. A…

39) Lockdown 17: Germany

Guest Post: by Dr. Maria Hobl in Munich Today we have a guest post by my friend and walking partner in Sidi Ifni, Dr. Maria Hobl. In the winter we enjoy long walks on our town beach, often followed by sitting at a beachfront cafe to watch the sun set over the Atlantic. Maria and…

37: Lockdown 15: California

Guest Post by Carol Swenson in Capitola, California Perfectly distance benches for viewing the Pacific Ocean I’m taking on Joyce’s request to describe life here in California with the coronavirus. First, it’s important to remember that there IS no unified response in the US, and that the president is ignorant, power-grabbing, and devoid of either…