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The pages of historic Gazettes are filled with the term epidemic, some that might have been actual epidemics and others where the reporter took luxury in the use of the word, from epidemics of … more
As we battle COVID-19, we have many pandemics that sweep through humanity that we do not name. Not all diseases are caused by viruses or bacteria. The causes of these pandemics cannot be found … more
COVID-19. Today we hear this and are immediately overcome with uneasiness from fear and uncertainty. We have so many questions, several derived from the daily changes reported in the news. As … more
Feeling overwhelmed with a big project, I once asked a friend how she had accomplished a similar one. She said, “Well, you know how you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” For the … more
We gathered on Feb. 17 to play The Watershed Game. Such a simple sentence, but now it swirls with complicated and concerning undercurrents. “We” was a group of seven (ages 7 to … more
The Tenacity Tree has been clinging to the limestone cliff overlooking my stream as long as I have lived here. Large stones have tumbled to the stream bed in the last years as sweeps of heavy … more
I had a vision of how my oldest daughter would wind down her senior year of high school. We’d plan a party and then send out invitations. In mid-April, we’d sit in the audience at … more
Green bits, red bits and blue bits. They are all scattered about along the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks at the four-mile mark of the Galena River Trail. These bits used to be chairs, … more
The coronavirus pandemic may seem like something from a movie; however, throughout the history of Galena and the history of this publication, epidemics were once a fairly common occurrence. When … more
After I voted on Tuesday, March 17, I returned home and locked my gates. I made the decision to isolate out here on my land until this is over. None of us really knows what “over” … more
With the current norm of living in constant change due to COVID-19, many are forced to abandon our normal health and fitness routines due to the fitness center closures and social distancing in an … more
A senior citizen, “un anciano” en Spanish, walks into a pharmacy in Combarbalá, Chile. Maca Oñate asks the customer why he isn’t home under quarantine during the … more
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