On the Plus Side

Strength under the Surface

By Marylyn Cork

We Americans have been hit with many catastrophes this year: around two hundred thousand deaths at time of writing from COVID-19; catastrophic and varied natural disasters the like of which we’ve never seen before, with unparalleled destruction and loss of life; riots and civil unrest; a divided and fractious citizenry, and a contentious federal election—too much just plain misery for a single year.

By this time, it’s a wonder we’re not all cowering in a corner with our face masks covering not only our noses and mouths but eyes as well, and with a wad of cotton stuffed in both ears. I’m not going to dwell on any of those bad things in this column. (Nor on a computer that isn’t working properly.) It’s time to write about something more positive. But what?

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Marylyn Cork

About Marylyn Cork

Marylyn Cork has lived in Priest River more than fifty years and in Bonner County more than sixty years. Writing since she was nine years old, she retired as editor of the Priest River Times in 2001. She enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, camping, and traveling.