An Only Child Prepares for the Pandemic

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I learned at an early age how to be alone. I had no choice; I was an only child. I grew up on a farm in southeastern Illinois, so I...

The Virus Series

The Virus Series
Since late March 2020, as the unprecedented lockdown/quarantine took effect across the Northeast USA, which has been my home for the past 30 years, I decided to visually document this...

The Social Experiment

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You know them as a statistic; but they are really just like us. In late July this year, as the world revealed a “new normal,” a small group of us...

We Are Grateful

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In March, COVID-19 hit like a ton of bricks. Most of us tried to stay out of its way, but some people couldn’t shelter at home and had no choice...

No Joy in Harrison

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On a recent photo excursion, I took some shots at an eerily empty professional soccer stadium, the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, home to the New York Red...

Looking Up

Looking Up
It was July 31 and the highlight of our day, the evening walk. We serendipitously stumbled upon a live chamber music concert by the troupe Mistral in a local park....

Helmet + Mask = The New Headgear

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By now it’s pretty commonplace around Cambridge, Mass., to see people wearing protective headgear and masks on bicycles, scooters, mopeds, and even motorcycles. I’m grateful for their effort and commitment...

Shipwreck

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A few weeks after lockdown started I made arrangements to vacation on Plum Island on Cape Ann in Massachusetts for two weeks. It was March; surely by July the lockdown...

Working through Confusion

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In March when all was confusion and uncertainty I began hand stitching small six-inch pieces. Stitching by hand is rhythmic, like breathing. The pieces reflected my thoughts and experiences in...

Isolation Blues

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Isolation Blues: keyboard, conch, homemade single-string guitar, Roli Lightpad, rattles. Performed by Headzic, aka John Shapter Headzic · Isolation Blues I am a musician and a performer. When the lockdown...