Our local hospital is the regional site for COVID-19 testing. Though we have no local cases, testing required due to people who live in proximity to the border with Victoria crossing back and forth has seen increased numbers at the drive up location. Yesterday and today there were people waiting for hours, all day long. …

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There are so many losses in the current season. Some of those losses will be recouped in some fashion. Some of those losses will never be recovered. Grief is the expression of emotion when a loss has been acknowledged. When the loss is not acknowledged, and grief is not expressed, grief lies waiting. It will …

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In Australia take-home sales of alcohol from liquor retailers are up 27% (though places at which alcohol is consumed are closed, so those sales, of course, are down). Part of Malcolm Gladwell’s book Talking To Strangers deals with the effects of alcohol. Given what seems to be an increased domestic consumption of alcohol in frequency, …

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