Previews of spring have been unveiling themselves through the steady arrival of migratory waterfowl species, particularly ducks, that are moving northward toward Canada and Alaska to breed.
Nobody chooses to be poor. Nobody.
You are poor because you were born into it or because something bad happened. It could have been a divorce, a natural disaster, an economic downturn, or just plain bad luck. Whatever the reason, getting out of the black hole of poverty is incredibly difficult.
No Connecticut governor has faced as big a challenge as Ned Lamont faces since Abraham Ribicoff, who managed the state’s recovery from the flooding of August 1955 in which 87 people were killed and more than $2 billion of damage in today’s dollars was done.
A few months back on Twitter, some wag suggested that you can cause a great disturbance in the Force — and provide moments of serious fear and confusion — by taking almost any Wikipedia article about the world today and putting the descriptions of the key things in it in the past tense.
I investigated. And it’s true.
When RMS Titanic struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912, the “unsinkable” ship sank in 2 hours and 40 minutes. During that short period, many passengers wondered whether it was safer to stay on board or go out in the lifeboats.
My time has come. Unfortunately, it took a global pandemic to make it happen. Social-distancing, sheltering-in-place, self-quarantine. We now have a name for what apparently has been my lifestyle. I like being at home. I really don’t enjoy traveling. Vacations? Like fresh fish, I’m good for three days.
I would wager that uncertainty is the main cause of stress most of us are feeling during this corona virus pandemic. We are uncertain how long we will be forced to live largely inside our own homes, conducting business and friendships on Zoom or Facetime, and seeing only family members face-to-face. We are unsure of whether the precautions we
Message for COVID-19 in Salisbury
100 years ago — 1920
SALISBURY — Charles Coons Jr. has been quite ill with a hard cold.
LIME ROCK — Miss May Goux is in the Sharon Hospital, owing to poisoning in one hand.
SALISBURY — Malcolm Spurr has had his residence wired for electricity.