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COVID fatigue takes a toll

Over the past two years, during this time of forced seclusion due to the pandemic, I have felt deep in my soul the need for face-to-face human connection: smiles, handshakes, hugs and kisses, and meaningful conversation. This has been an empty, unsatisfying time, and my psyche has reacted in surprising ways. If I had to describe my feelings, I would say I have been languishing.

I promised the editor I would write an “Of a Certain Age


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