Column: He remembers shaking hands, shaving, seeing movies…

Marking six months of the stay-at-home order (issued March 19), I write a column I’ve had on my mind for a while, one in which I remember elements of the Before Times. I probably didn’t cover everything; in fact after filing the column I almost immediately added two short thoughts that occurred to me, about art museums and shaving. Perhaps some other insight will occur to me in the coming days, as I think about doing something and realize I can’t. Anyway, here’s my somewhat different, somewhat wistful Friday column.

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Column: We’re all living in ‘The Twilight Zone’

I threatened a couple of months ago to write about “The Twilight Zone” if anyone had interest, and I can’t say the three or four yes votes represented a landslide. Then again, nobody said don’t do it, so it’s true that the sentiment was 100% among those who cast a ballot.

A month or more ago I wrote a draft of a column, let it age as more pressing topics came and went, and returned to it this week as the six-month anniversary of the shutdown nears. So, Sunday’s column: How I watched the entirety of “The Twilight Zone,” why we love it and how it relates to these times. Hope you like it!

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Column: Some are coronavirus overachievers, some aren’t

Not all of us have had the time or mental energy to bake, garden, clean or read long presidential biographies. I haven’t achieved much, but I got a few things done when I took a week off. I write about that, and about what some of you readers have been doing, in Wednesday’s column.

This is one that I’ve been thinking about for pretty much the entirety of the pandemic, with my staycation, and the opportunity to achieve a couple of things, finally providing the spur to write it.

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