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COVID-19 weight gain

W hen I was in college, everyone knew about the “Freshman Five” It was pounds. Ah, cafeteria food and snack machines in dorms. And the wild abandon of eating whatever we wanted whenever we wanted it and in any quantity. It might have had something to do also with the drinking that accompanied liberation from parental controls. Most of us had been pretty well-behaved growing up with pretty strict rules. We didn’t do anything too terrible under our parents’ rooves.

A message of hope

Although I wouldn’t consider myself to be a huge country music fan, there are a number of country songs that have made a considerable impression on me. One such song is Tim McGraw’s hit, “Always Stay Humble and Kind”. The song is loaded with good advice like “go to church, visit grandpa, say please and thank you, don’t hold a grudge” but literally every 4th line of the song is “always stay humble and kind.”

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Spring and COVID-19

My previously almost non-existent social life is even less now with social distancing and CoVic-19. But hope springs eternal--- clothes wise, at least. For some odd and incomprehensible reason, I still feel I must be prepared for every sartorial eventuality, cover all bases. ---Even if I barely leave the ranch now. This quarantine can’t last forever, right? There are basic clothing needs here. Or there might be. If something pops up, I can’t just dash up to shop in Dallas. So, best be prepared for every eventuality, no matter how remote---Depression mentality kicking in, reinforced by CoVid shortages.

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