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Quarantine Cabernet 2

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Notes From Some Old Guy On The Prairie

Christmas Eve Quiet

Here in my town, Bismarck, ND it is quiet, much like a lot of other cities in the country, though perhaps not as quiet as others.

I walked out this afternoon to make a grocery and wine run and stopped when I was struck by how quiet it was. It was the quiet I associate with Christmas Eve when the white noise of metropolitan traffic is gone, and you know everything is shut down as people get ready for the festivities. It has a palpable quality about it. I call it “Christmas Eve Quiet.” Strange for a March afternoon.

Folks here seem to be taking this pandemic seriously. In the grocery store I ran into a woman I hadn’t seen for some time, and we both smiled, and she said, “No hugs, no handshakes,” and we did keep a fair distance between us, as we talked for a moment or two, though it might not have been 6 feet.

For me, I’m doing okay. I don’t much fear the virus even though I’m told I’m in the high-risk category. I do take it seriously, but I am not living in fear, just being careful.

As for my 14-year old Siamese cat, Brandy, she doesn’t seem to notice the difference in our lives, since I’ve been working from home for a lot of years anyway.

And so it goes in the time of the Coronavirus.

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Self Quarantine Wine Day 1

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Where The Popsicles Are

Joanie’s Emerald Crystal

by Bob Kallberg

Emeralds were your favorites. 
They matched you
better than other gemstones. 

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The emerald crystal you wore was unique, like you.
And anyone who saw it knew
There was Irish in your soul. 

There was Irish in your heart as well, 
And anyone who saw it knew
There was Irish in your eyes. 

Through 12 years of medical uncertainty, 
There was one constant, 
That emerald crystal that was your touchstone.

You wore it well, that emerald crystal. 
It was bought you said as a birthday present for yourself, 
But I like to think some magic Irish jeweler made it just for you.

It was as if all of Ireland
Hung from that gold chain around your neck, 
And anyone who saw it knew it belonged there. 

Your raven black hair, fair skin, shining blue eyes and brilliant smile,
Made a perfect setting for that emerald crystal you loved so much, 

And it said to the world, “I am Irish.” 
Everyone who saw it knew you were, 
And no one wore it better. 

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Pinot Noir

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