Category Archives: Eatonville News

A Covid Journal – Day 20 – “Hello in There” poignant testimony as singer-songwriter John Prine critically ill with Covid – Monday, March 30, 2020

By Bruce A. Smith Despite his chemo this week, my buddy James has recovered sufficiently to send me a missive informing me that sing-songwriter John Prine is critically ill with Covid-19. In addition, Prine’s wife, Jane, has also tested positive … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal, Day 9 of my Self-Quarantine –  1st Day of Spring arrives, along with distinctions between Covid, a cold, allergies, and the flu

By Bruce A. Smith Happy Spring, everyone! It comes early this year, March 19, 2020, due to the leap year and other astronomical perturbations that occur once every 400 years or so. Usually, spring arrives on March 21 but can … Continue reading

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Covid Journal, Day 7 of Self-Quarantine, March 17, 2020

By Bruce A. Smith Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone. Erin Go Bragh, as we used to say in New York – or at least that’s what the banners would say in pubs and workplaces. It translates to “Ireland Forever.” However, … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – Day 6 of Self-Quarantine, March 16, 2020

By Bruce A. Smith Panic buying came to Eatonville today. The bread shelves had two loaves – both whole wheat. I took one. Then, I turned towards the nearby Deli section and asked the gal behind the counter when the … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal, Day 5, Sunday, March 15, 2020 – Welcome to the Great American Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

By Bruce A. Smith Columns like this one are beginning to appear throughout our newspapers and online, detailing the saga of so many of us in the early stages of self-protection at home. Geoffrey Fowler of the Washington Post is … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – Day 2 of Self-Quarantine

By Bruce A. Smith March 12, 2020, 8 pm. Today has been peaceful. It’s been like a snow day without shoveling. Plus, the sun was shining – again (!) – and temperatures in Eatonville hovered near 60 degrees. So, I … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – Week 2 Update: The Pandemic is Here and I Enter Self-Quarantine

By Bruce A. Smith Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (5 pm) The sun is shining today and I feel light-hearted, which is surprising since the Covid epidemic is turning fierce around the world – 600 folks have died in Italy as … Continue reading

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