Tag Archives: coping

Life Is a Sandwich

It was soft below us and easy to chew Twill be soft above us when we get through But right now we’re trapped in the middle, and wham! We find ourselves suddenly stuck in the jam Still, the art of … Continue reading

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April Fools?

What if this virus thing were really just a big, elaborate April Fools’ Day joke? Oh, how we’d all laugh while those merry pranksters were being lined up and shot. (Sadly, it’s not, so please stay safe and healthy, my … Continue reading

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Comedy Relief

After performing tragedies, the ancient Greeks always staged comedies, often making fun of the tragedies they’d just presented. Why? Comedy relief. Likewise, humor flourishes during wars and epidemics. Morbidity? No, survival. When we’re under attack, we ridicule our attackers and … Continue reading

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