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Christopher J. Kelly, is the Scranton Times-Tribune Columnist. He writes columns on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Coronavirus Diaries Day 37: Essential Business

Coronavirus Diaries Day 37: Essential Business

The awning guys came today. It was like a surprise visit from faraway cousins you missed more than you realized. I had forgotten our house even had awnings.  "What's all that banging?" Chrissy called from her bedroom office. I was pouring coffee in the kitchen...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 34: House Calls

Coronavirus Diaries Day 34: House Calls

Just had a doctor's appointment in my garage. My cardiologist called for a "telemedicine" check-up, my first experience with long-distance health care. There wasn't much to it. How are you feeling? Any problems? Need any prescriptions filled? Your latest bloodwork...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 27: *6

Coronavirus Diaries Day 27: *6

Each morning, Times-Tribune reporters and editors "gather" for a conference call to plan the day's coverage and share tips and story ideas. There are fewer than a dozen people on the call, but without at least some of them muted, it's a clash of competing environments...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 24: Root Causes

Coronavirus Diaries Day 24: Root Causes

I've been dying to get out of the house, but an emergency root canal was not what I had in mind.  An incisor that had been nagging me for a while went thermonuclear this morning, and my long-suffering dentist, Charles Dennis, DMD, of Abington Center for Cosmetic and...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 18: Dress Code Red

Coronavirus Diaries Day 18: Dress Code Red

Chrissy put down the laundry basket in front of my recliner. "These are yours," she said. "Mostly work clothes." "What do want me to do with them?" I asked, still staring blankly at the TV. "Hang them up, maybe?" "Why? I'm probably never gonna wear them again." I...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 17: Wake-up Call

Coronavirus Diaries Day 17: Wake-up Call

Nodding through my morning cable news update on the apocalypse, I perked up at the sight of a familiar face -- the front page of today's Times-Tribune. It was the centerpiece of a montage of daily newspapers used to illustrate the impact of a global pandemic on Main...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 16: Pillow Talk

Coronavirus Diaries Day 16: Pillow Talk

The daily farce of Impeached President Donald Trump's alleged coronavirus briefings might be funny if we weren't all uncredited extras in his you-know-what-show. Most days, I skip them. When I do watch, I keep the TV on mute until Dr. Fauci or someone else there to...

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Christopher J. Kelly, is the Scranton Times-Tribune Columnist. He writes columns on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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