Covid, Quarantine, Italy–getting ready to not go home

My last name ends in yogurt.  Tizi is on the phone with a health-care professional up the hill, at the hospital in San Marino. It’s the day before our departure. Both of us have just tested positive for Covid. Over here they call it a tampone–the skewers that go up your nose and into your…More

Safe and Sorry–faces on the screen

JFK was assassinated on a Friday.  The World Trade Center was destroyed on a Tuesday.  Coronavirus is every day. In 1963 I was in the 6th grade. My teacher was Mrs. Kauffman, a sturdy older woman I remember as humorless and purposeful. That fall I had a crush on Mary Pat Frost. On WKNX, the…More