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Poison ivy in December

December does not generally bring to mind the maddening itch of the poison ivy plant. But never say never, as my husband, John, learned this past month after developing a poison ivy rash. It …

Word list for the pandemic

So much has changed this year, including the English language. To start off, we are in the “new normal,” as the cloying catchphrase goes. It is a slogan universally disparaged but …

The bear on the bridge

One dark night before the time change, as I was driving to work along NY State Route 97, I met a bear on Basket Bridge. I work an overnight shift, so it was nearing the witching hour of midnight …