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

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...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 12: Cumpleaños Coronavirus

Coronavirus Diaries Day 12: Cumpleaños Coronavirus

In the world we lived in a few weeks ago, I would have started today with a Facebook post like: "If you see my wife, Chrissy Kelly, today, wish her a happy birthday." (The photo on this blog popped up today as a Facebook Memory from 2012.) Other than me and our...

Coronavirus Diaries Day 11: End of Days

Coronavirus Diaries Day 11: End of Days

Last year's calendar is on top of the refrigerator, a page folded down to show a family gathering. It was a funeral luncheon for my beloved Cousin Tim, but everyone is smiling and supplied with one of his favorite cigars. We sent him off the way he wanted, with a...

Coronavirus Diaries Day Ten: New York State of Mind

Coronavirus Diaries Day Ten: New York State of Mind

The Empire State is the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in America and on its way to being ground zero for the world. Just watched New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest update. As of noon today, his state had 30,418 cases and 285 people dead. Cuomo said the...

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

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