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Paul Revere rides again

Where is Paul Revere when we need him? It seems like he should be racing through every hamlet and long-term care facility in America shrieking, “The vaccine is coming! The vaccine is coming!”

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Embracing the now

It’s one of the most ubiquitous laments of the pandemic, how time passes in a shapeless blur. “Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly flow the days,” goes the song from the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” And it’s true — they just somehow disappear, even while seeming to loiter in tedious slow motion.

A bear of very little brain

I can’t tell you the peace I feel from setting aside the unknowns of the election and the incomprehensible intricacies of delivering vaccines to long-term care facilities to consider our economic future.

You’ve got a friend

Sometimes I have to stretch to recite something joyful to share from the past week, as is requested at one of our regular work meetings. But this week, the task was easy.

Get up, Bambi

At this point, we dare not muse aloud about what else could possibly go wrong in 2020. It’s no longer about the second shoe dropping. We appear to be dealing with an evil centipede who still has at least 98 more.

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The face mask effect

“I’ve never seen the faces of some of the people who work for me,” a nursing home administrator recently shared. The statement stunned me but shouldn’t have. Of course she hasn’t. Since the pandemic, new people on staff wore masks to their job interviews at the long-term care facility and are now hidden behind eye protection, too.

What the fires can’t destroy

With a pandemic continuing unabated, and now hurricanes, floods and wildfires ravaging large swaths of the nation, I don’t know how many more apocalyptic horsemen the long-term care profession is slated to face or can withstand.

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Put on a Stoic face

It seems like every third word I write these days is about the importance of masks. This has clearly become an obsession, and I need professional help to break it.

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