Chapter 11 April 9, 2020, 10 a.m. Dan: Birthday wishes  I straighten the oversized red and white striped top hat on my head and then adjust my red bow tie before sending the Zoom invite. Of course, I look ridiculous. But that is the point. I want to see little Lori laugh at what I…

Chapter 8—Jessica: In Case of Emergency

I woke up feeling like a little like Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog Day.” I know that’s not an original thought but it’s totally appropriate. Today looks pretty much like yesterday. I look at my calendar and every tomorrow looks like today.

Chapter 3—Dan: Meet the newbie

Since who knows when I’ll have a chance to meet everybody in person, I have to use these online moments to get acquainted with my colleagues, to put faces to bylines and figure out what everybody covers. Already I’ve realized that I’m pretty low in the pecking order. All right, at the very bottom. But I’m still a reporter and that’s exactly where I want to be.

Chapter 2— Jessica and Hanna

“If we don’t have a marriage license, how can we get married?” It had never occurred to me that when the counties announced they were closing their offices during the lockdown, that would mean marriage license offices, too. 

Falling in Love: The Audiobook

Coming on Wednesday! Since I know some people prefer an audio book, I’ve decided to create one myself. Now I warn you, I’m no Bahni Turpin (I love to hear her read a story). But I’ve done my amateur best to bring you an audio version of my book. They’ll post right here on Wednesdays.…

Chapter 1—Jessica: Starting out

Chapter 1 March 16, 9:30 a.m.  Jessica: ALL BY OURSELVES “I wish I had a cat.” Those are the wistful words from my bored six-year-old daughter still in her pajamas, looking up from schoolwork assignment we just read together.  The way things are right now, I don’t want a cat or a bat, a dog,…