The Life in My Years

An anthology of life

Covid-19 will be written in the history books, largely in cold numbers with equally cold facts; your typical who, how, why, what, when and where.  While they have their value, cold facts and numbers fail to present the human stories of fear, loss, hope, bravery, perseverance, discovery, love and all the joys and heartbreaks of daily life in hard times.  It’s the personal stories that put the meat on the bare bones of cold facts.  This Covid Chronicles series is my way of leaving my own personal narrative.

Today The Covid Chronicles is taking a short detour and frankly I need it and my readers could probably use it as well.  It’s hard and it’s going to get even harder and it gets tiring and after the news of the last few days I need a rest.

My daughter Jessica blogs in fits and starts, that is to say that she’s a busy young woman with two children and a job so blogging is often placed on the far back burner. That’s an unfortunate thing.  I believe that beyond being thoughtful and level headed she is an extremely talented writer.  I would like to say that she gets it from her dad but I think that the writing flair jumped a generation from her grandfather (my dad) directly to her.

Today she took to her keyboard after a slightly more than 2 year hiatus and wrote a timely, heartfelt piece which I encourage you to read. If you feel the urge to comment on her piece I encourage you to comment directly on her site (you may if you wish to, copy your comment to my site).
Click on Hotmess Mama to read Jessica’s piece.

16 thoughts on “The Covid Chronicles – I guess that’s what happens in the end, you start to think about the beginning.

  1. SandyL says:

    Paulie, the link doesn’t work for me?

    Googling HotMessMama takes me somewhere you probably didn’t mean to send me.

    1. Paulie says:

      Hi Sandy. I corrected my post and the new link works now. For your convenience, the link is also below. Thank you for pointing out the error.

      1. SandyL says:

        Got it. Your daughter is a talented writer and her post a lovely emotional piece. You have every right to be proud of her. Thank you both for sharing.

        1. Paulie says:

          Thank you for reading Sandy. Be safe and be well.

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    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you so much for visiting. I’ll check it out.

      1. Saroona says:

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  3. I successfully followed the link, and I’m very glad that I did. I made a comment which, among other things, encouraged her to post more. She is, as you said, a beautiful writer. If she does continue, it would be really convenient if she were to move over to WordPress. That would make it very easy for me to follow. Selfish, I know – but you know.

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Michael. I’ve actually suggested WP to her. Starting over after a long hiatus is a good time to make the change if she’s going to do it. She has the talent and she has the desire but she’s also got a full plate.

      1. You could help?

  4. I enjoyed your daughter’s post. I enjoy reading different folks’s perspectives of life at this time.

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Lisa. She writes from the heart and at the same time she writes with reason. That isn’t always an easy thing.

  5. Julie says:

    I enjoy reading your blog as often as you update it. I was excited to read viewpoints through your daughter’s eyes. You are both blessed with a wonderful talent in expressing your thoughts. Thank you for sharing your posts and for introducing me to your daughter’s blog. Be safe, be well, be kind. ~ Julie

    1. Paulie says:

      Thank you Julie. I appreciate the feedback. I just hope that she keeps writing. You stay well also. When this is all done with I need to drive out to FF and visit the office.

  6. Oh Paulie, she’s a great writer! Thank you for the link! She must take after her dad. 🙂

  7. floweringink says:

    She definitely got the writing flare from you, Paul. Her piece is fantastic!!!

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