Quarantine Reflections

Years from now, when we're squeezed hip-to-hip into a stadium somewhere, or we're side-shouldering our way through a party, or jammed into a vestibule waiting to be seated at a noisy restaurant, these past few months will be little more than a gauzy, annoying tic in our collective minds, to be brushed away and left… Continue reading Quarantine Reflections

Whifffff

This week, in a normal world, I'd be throwing my sticks into the back of the car, snagging the biggest Coke Zero I could wrap my fingers around, and motoring off toward South Carolina and my annual golf trip with my brothers. We've recently established, though -- by we, I mean everybody -- that this… Continue reading Whifffff

Moving On

We churn along in this endless cycle, waking up, zombie-ing through the days, eating, sleeping, repeating, repeating, repeating ... (Wait a second. I've been told -- by my partner in pandemic, my compatriot in Covid circumvention, the disease-dodging doyenne of the Donovan-DiLonardo household ((my wife, Mary Jo)) -- that my posts during this coronavirus lockdown… Continue reading Moving On

Our House

We have been house-hunting for what seems like years now. Looking for that Next Stop on our life's tour. Dreaming of a somewhat smaller, quite a bit cooler place, in a hip town a little farther from the cul de sac and suburban sprawl that we've been mired in -- happily, I will say, but… Continue reading Our House

Home, Cooking

It's a beautiful spring day in north Georgia. Mid 60s. Low humidity. That tree in my front yard is starting to bloom. The neighbors' cherry tree is bursting into its full glory. We go for a walk. A kid in flip-flops flies by on his bike. Two carpenters working on a neighbor's porch pack up… Continue reading Home, Cooking

The Road Ahead

Some of the words being flung around in mid-March 2020 -- historic, surreal, unprecedented, social distancing -- don't nearly, can't nearly, convey what a whacked-out world this suddenly has become. When at some point we look back on this period, in a few months or a few years, many of us probably will settle on… Continue reading The Road Ahead