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My new phrase is A P A R T together! That phrase appears to be an oxymoron but is not. As we continue to face an unprecedented and universal need to adapt to an ever-changing scenario, we show our togetherness by being apart. And thus we see how we are more together than ever.

Amidst fear and uncertainty, we can still hear songbirds like the yellow finch singing its heart out on the wire. And the shimmery hummingbird hovering over purple sage. The baby blue jay calling out to its mother. Right now, the lilacs, my favorite flower scent, are blooming. On my daily walks I visit lilac bushes all over Alameda. Also blooming are the double-delight roses, whose scent is absolutely intoxicating. 

To be able to take in the beauty, the reassurance, the joy of the natural world, we need to calm ourselves. 

V-xxoo (Virtual hugs and kisses).


— Cathy Dana Alameda Poet Laureate

Old Mother Hubbard went to her cubbard, To get a roll of t.p.
But there was none there,
Not even a square,
So her legs are now crossed at the knee!


— Susie Hagemann

The Alameda Sun received a copy of this letter.

Dear Alameda Community:
Whether you read them or not, community newspapers are vital to inform, promote local events and activities, and later provide a historical resource. As the digital age has come on, many community papers have fallen. COVID-19 is putting our Alameda Sun in more dire straits.
Maybe you’ve noticed you haven’t received one, but it is still being printed for subscribers. They can use more subscribers. Please mail a donation or $25 subscription to 3215J Encinal Ave., Alameda CA 94501. I’ve got no skin in this other than being a subscriber and a fan.


— Kimberlee MacVicar