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  1. Toi Thomas
    April 11, 2020 @ 11:37

    Belated IWSG! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Wow, Medium is turning out to be a great outlet and venue for you. You are writing and contributing to so much.
    So far it seems you’re handling the quarantine well. It isn’t easy for anyone and I appreciate all those facing it with a level head. I worry about those who’ve rushed into marriages, hoping that love will see them through this. It’s sad that domestic violence is increasing. I really feel for all those kids out of school who went to school every day for meals and safety. What will happen to them during this time?
    Hope I wasn’t a downer.
    Stay safe.

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  2. Lynn La Vita
    April 10, 2020 @ 10:29

    Hi Juneta,
    Once again, I’m late. I have been thinking about you and your EMT training; the similarities to 911 and the differences you must recognize.

    Pat Garcia commented on the increase in domestic violence in Germany. As we all know, that’s happening in the US, too. We are living in Mexico where self-isolation is in effect and large and small businesses are closed. I’m sure it’s happening here, too.

    It breaks my heart some are some folks are lost and use violence to release their stress. Once upon a time, I learned to talk about things when they were small. This lesson has been with me for decades. It has saved a lot of friendships.

    Be well, my friend. Your contribution to all of us of is deeply appreciated.
    Lynn La Vita blog: Writers Supporting Writers

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  3. Rebecca M. Douglass
    April 5, 2020 @ 13:57

    Glad to hear you are doing well! I’m rather slow getting around the IWSG posts, but I’m getting there 🙂 Congrats on the various stories coming out!

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  4. Ronel Janse van Vuuren
    April 5, 2020 @ 08:48

    Enjoyed your Harpy short story 🙂

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  5. CV Grehan
    April 4, 2020 @ 19:36

    Cooped up with three roommates — that is a lot of togetherness. Do let us know how y’all passed the time together! Well wishes for you and all Floridians!

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:58

      Yeah, a little much, but surviving—which is the point, lol.

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  6. Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy
    April 4, 2020 @ 16:49

    I hadn’t thought of that. It has been such a huge and sudden change in all our lives.
    Good to see you are staying busy though.

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:57

      Thank you. You too.

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  7. Anna
    April 4, 2020 @ 13:53

    And I thought you skipped this month.

    Congrats on your writing success and keep your head down. 😉

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:57

      No, I posted in two places this month. Just slow making the rounds

      Thank you.

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  8. Lori L. MacLaughlin
    April 3, 2020 @ 21:06

    We’ve been ordered to stay home, here, too, with only essential businesses open. I work from home as a matter of course, so no big change there, but it’s been weird, not being able to run errands and such like I normally would. I had been wishing life could be less hectic, but this was definitely not what I had in mind. The thought of increased domestic violence due to the stay-at-home order is horrifying and I hope and pray people can find it within themselves to be strong and get along. Stay well!

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:56

      Yeah, the limits make this very different in some ways from just slowing down.

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  9. ChemistKen
    April 2, 2020 @ 10:08

    Hmmm… I never thought about the social consequences of being cooped up together for extended periods, and the resulting effect on the police and emergency workers. I’m lucky that my family members are pretty laid back.

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:55

      You are lucky. Stay safe and healthy.

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  10. Lee Lowery
    April 1, 2020 @ 22:53

    In Illinois, we are sheltered in place, with excursions limited to grocery, pharmacy, or medical visits. Outside exercise is still allowed (outside of Chicago). Sheltering in place in a stable, loving relationship is difficult with the worry of hubs compromised health. So glad my firefighter/EMT is retired. We are blessed that we have a supportive, if remote, support system and financial stability.

    Take care and stay well!

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:55

      Same here too.

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  11. C. Lee McKenzie
    April 1, 2020 @ 18:39

    I can imagine how this major shift in lifestyle is going to cause some domestic problems.

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:54

      Definitely, thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Chrys Fey
    April 1, 2020 @ 14:46

    As L. Diane said, I’ve been thinking a lot about those in abusive relationships/situations.

    Congrats on having the welcome post on the IWSG blog!

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:53

      Thank you.

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  13. J.H. Moncrieff
    April 1, 2020 @ 14:25

    Hang in there, Juneta. And you’re right–this is NOT a good time to be a first responder.

    Thank you so much for the lovely review of Dragonfly Summer. I really appreciate it.

    Stay well.

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:53

      Yes, stuff like this always brings memories and sends my thought to first responders and now those on the front line of illness. God Bless them.

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  14. JUDY M WEIR
    April 1, 2020 @ 14:00

    I’m thinking positive, especially since I participated in an EFT session. It moved a major chunk of my paranoia out of my mind and heart. I’m wondering if when this is over that many of us will see life a little differently; maybe appreciate some of the smaller things, like just going out for a cup of coffee with a friend. That’s what I miss the most. Blessings

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:52

      Yes. I have been homebound for a while and I am more appreciative of the little things.

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  15. Jacqui Murray
    April 1, 2020 @ 12:55

    How fun–I’ll come visit! Good to feature a book like Gabe’s. It is such a difficult issue.

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:51

      Yes, it is. Thank you for visiting.

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  16. L. Diane Wolfe
    April 1, 2020 @ 11:56

    They say domestic violence and abuse will increase during this time, which is really sad.

    Stay safe and thank you for featuring Gabe’s Guardian Angel.

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:50

      You are welcome. Enjoyed doing it.

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  17. Pat Garcia
    April 1, 2020 @ 10:31

    Hi,

    We are on total lockdown here in Germany and one of the problems slowly cropping up according to the news is violence in the home. It seems that many couples are not used to be in the same house 24/7. That could be a big problem here in the near future because big companies, small companies and everything else are shut down until the end of April or the first week in May. At least that is what they are saying. I hope we have a turn for the better soon.
    All the best and stay safe.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:50

      Yes, an unfortunate consequence. I hope we have reprieve soon.

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  18. Elizabeth Seckman
    April 1, 2020 @ 02:56

    I can only imagine how stressful this will be for families with issues. The last day I was in the schools, that was a concern that was mentioned- child abuse rates could sky rocket with all the added strain on families with sudden losses of income, space, and security.

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2020 @ 20:48

      Yeah, I hate that is just the way things go, but this type of isolation might even be worse for some folks.

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