Amanda Cade

Worth It! (Things to try, read, watch, hear, and discuss)

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the United States, and because it’s 2020, many of us are planning for celebrations that will look very different than in years past. My family, for example, will be eating in separate houses with Zoom running, then meeting up in my sister’s backyard to have a socially distanced dessert (made …

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Last week, Collins Dictionary announced that the 2020 word of the year is “lockdown”. Runners up included “Coronavirus”, “key worker”, “furlough”, and “social distancing”. Definitely strong contenders and a tough decision, but I feel like the list of finalists missed one very important 2020 theme: Uncertainty. I’m thinking about a conversation I had with a …

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(Side Note: Am I the only one who’s having fits trying to figure out the WordPress block editor?) It’s a holiday weekend, and I’m staying home. Locally and across the state, our positivity percentage is still high, so I’m continuing to be cautious, especially since I’m now back at work a few days a week. …

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In case you didn’t know (and let’s be honest-why would you?), in the United States today is National Roller Coaster Day. Many theme parks are open, with social distancing and precautions in place, so I suspect that a fair number of people will be (likely unknowingly) celebrating this “holiday” today. Speaking of precautions, I can’t …

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First of all, let me say that while the adjective “miscellaneous” is quite popular, I don’t think that the noun “miscellany” is used nearly often enough. So I’m happy to use this neglected word as the title of this post, which certainly fits the definition of “a collection or group of various or somewhat unrelated …

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So that none of you worry unnecessarily, I’m going to start by skipping to the end: the COVID-19 test I took the other day was negative. Thank God. Now let’s go back to the beginning. Before Like many people, I’ve been watching with dismay and alarm as COVID-19 cases here in the United States have …

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By this point, most of the world has spent some time under stay at home orders, and many people (myself included) are still staying at home even though restrictions have been lifted. There are also speculations here in the United States that there may be more stay at home orders in the future (but that’s …

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This week, the United States passed 100,000 deaths from Covid-19. Shocking videos ignited tensions across the country, leading to questions about policy, justice, and race relations. Scenes of protests, both peaceful and violent, have dominated the news. On a personal note, for the first time since March I physically entered the building where I work, …

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