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Even as our attention is focused on the impacts of the novel coronavirus on our health, daily life, and the economy, we need to attend to a small chore that comes around only once every 10 years and only takes 10 minutes to finish. That chore – go online and fill out the 2020 U.S. Census.  ...
Questioning coronavirus measures Why is our government not consistent when it considers the number of deaths from various causes? With COVID-19 they have totally shut down the economy in hopes of saving a few lives. However, the same consideration was not given when they gradually raised the speed...
To all those stress-free, patient, organized moms who make homeschooling look effortless while balancing work and cleaning and cooking and still find time for “self care” like yoga and hot baths — I admire and salute you!   But don’t be surprised if I also feel a tinge of jealousy toward...
Coronavirus will soon exceed the 2019-2020 flu death estimates according to the CDC. This is a serious illness. Recent reports say most people who have COVID-19 don’t even know they have it because they have no symptoms and have not been tested. Recent studies report a far greater spread of...
Stay-at-home orders, social distancing and other COVID-19 induced life changes are just that: changes. It is comforting to recognize that even in the midst of these changes, The Daniel Island News can still provide our traditional coverage of high school graduations and Mother’s Day. These changes...
At times like these, it’s easy to overlook the simplest of solutions.   The marketplace has been alive for years on ways to boost our immune system. And the current pandemic only serves to highlight its importance.   But while solutions abound (among them, vitamins B, C and D, curcumin,...
Here are some books to enjoy while lounging on the veranda during the times in which we now live. These are all fiction this month, but surely something will entice you. Emily St. John Mandel is a gifted writer and “The Glass Hotel” delivers. I admit the first two chapters did not grab me, but...
We found the young bird just where I had left it, and its performance was worthy of a Spoleto play. As we approached, this talented thespian cried loudly, darted to and fro while gradually moving away and even flopped about as if hurt. Primarily, it just wanted to be the center of attention. It...
As I walked down to my mailbox, Clorox wipe in hand, a lone bicycle rider wearing a mask passed by. It felt surreal, like an episode of  “The Twilight Zone” or “Night of the Living Dead.” I never liked the science fiction book club that I joined in college at the urging of my boyfriend at the time...
For the last decade and beyond, many affluent Americans have enjoyed a quality of life that has allowed us to focus on “the finer things.”  The “ME” in us has been treated extremely well. Takeout sushi. Travel ball. Dry-aged $50 steaks. Country club galas. Fine wine. Boats bigger than 2-bedroom...

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