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The prom photos flooded social media this weekend — some taken by me, others by the teens’ own parents. Quickly, I realized that there were faces that I didn’t recognize, and I … more
Last week was a sad one at the Sullivan County Jail in Sullivan County, Tennessee. An inmate passed away due to a medical issue. I don’t know the inmate. I don’t know anyone who … more
The trip to Westchester Medical Center takes nearly two hours from my house, especially in the early morning hours when rush hour traffic makes for periods of stop and go. It’s a trip … more
When we walked into a college tour session in the middle of Boston last fall and spotted a father and daughter from home sitting right near the door, my first thought was “Oh, wow! People we … more
When the pandemic began and toilet paper was in short supply, it was easy enough to blame hoarders filling shopping carts (and basements) with all the TP they could get their hands on. The real … more
At some point it began to feel like every single person who left New York City due to the pandemic came to Sullivan County. A slight exaggeration, for sure, but there’s new research out of … more
The arrival of the annual Young Professionals section of the Democrat always hits me with a jolt of energy. As a parent raising a child in our county, the fear that our kids will grow up and move … more
There’s a look my husband gets on his face when I start to piece together how someone he’s just met is related to someone else he knows. It’s one part serious as the gears in his … more
In the earliest days of the pandemic, I was ravenous for news, reading every article, watching every press briefing, furiously browsing the Internet for answers. It took weeks for this to slow … more
March 7, 2020. It was the day of the Sullivan County All-County Musical Festival, a chance for the county’s brightest and best young musicians to come together to perform their hearts out in … more
Do you remember going to the grocery store or the mall before March 2020? Take a moment. It’s been awhile before a time when we couldn’t get through a conversation without using the words … more
There are certain things words and phrases that are awfully tempting to say around this time of year. They tend to come out on the warmer days, when temperatures that would leave you shivering in … more
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