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All Things Must Pass

There is no baseball but that is the least of our troubles these days.

As we wait out this public health crisis, sending hugs and love to you and yours.


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1 Shaun P.   ~  Mar 26, 2020 10:55 am

Right back at you and Emily and yours, AB. Stay safe and be well, everybody.

And for anyone with MLB Network, at 1PM EDT they are showing Jeter's first home game from '96. Some happy memories of less troubling times.

2 iyasu   ~  Mar 26, 2020 12:25 pm

Thanks Alex and Shaun. I hope everyone is doing well.

3 Boatzilla   ~  Mar 26, 2020 12:40 pm

Thanks Alex. Take care.

No baseball has me hyperfocused on the news, which is not good.

Life in Japan is mostly unchanged, aside from all the hand washing. We go to work. People are going out. It's a quite a bit less busy and there are no tourists, so it seems much quieter.

Just recently some businesses are switching to remote working. However, they are debating opening the schools again in April.

We have been very fortunate and no one knows why.

Sending out good vibes to you and everyone in the USA and other hard hit countries.

4 RIYank   ~  Mar 26, 2020 2:43 pm

[3] That's amazing. I really hope it lasts.
I'm really worried about New York. It's bad, and it's gonna get worse.
I'm worried about all of us, but New York is the front line now.

5 rbj   ~  Mar 26, 2020 6:39 pm

Hope everyone is safe and healthy. I definitely have to avoid people as I’m currently living with my parents who are 80+ with underlying health issues.

My old dog Teddy, aside from getting older and arthritic, heart murmur and enlarged liver was doing fine.

Yesterday after his first walk, instead of sitting by me for his share of Cheerios, I found him lying under the dining room table, berating laboriously. Regular vet couldn’t take him, emergency trip instead.

She stabilized him in the oxygen tent, ran some diagnostics. Fluid sac around his heart, and probable cancer. Prognosis not good for a 13+ y.o. dog.

So I made the decision.

Didn’t feel right not having a dog around. Local SPCA only had a couple of small dogs. Inquired about one. They were a bonded pair, owner surrender as there’s a new baby, and the they didn’t have time.

So now I have two Jack Russells

6 knuckles   ~  Mar 26, 2020 10:40 pm

Jaysus, RBJ. So sorry.
My pup is 11 and while the end isn't in focus, it's not so far around the bend. Been savoring our walks, even if 30 minutes takes 45 these days.

Spending my days looking for PPE for our senior living communities, and tracking our positive cases. Not fun.

Aussie Rules season is still happening, in front of empty stadiums, FWIW.

7 rbj   ~  Mar 27, 2020 4:42 pm

[6] Thanks.

Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS is on right now, there's some guy batting for the Yankees named Karim Garcia.

8 knuckles   ~  Mar 27, 2020 6:36 pm

Who is Karim Garcia?

9 yankintexas   ~  Mar 27, 2020 6:48 pm

[8] I believe Kendrys Morales went by that name back then.

10 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Mar 30, 2020 2:36 am

[3] Lockdown about to come from all am hearing today..

[5] Take care rbj, and hug those two new pups as much as you can.

I have to admit being very happy to open the Banter and see even just a few comments..you all stay safe out there (raise fist emoji)

11 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Apr 3, 2020 10:57 am

Hi folks from another hot spot. We're finishing our first full week of lockdown. Zoom is becoming essential. If you are a member of the tribe, you might consider a Passover seder on Zoom - that's what we're doing. Also, had a family wide Zoom (around the country and world) last week with >100 participants - it was wonderful!

Missing opening day in DC yesterday, but that flag will be raised someday!

Hope everyone stays safe and healthy.

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