The Hafwit’s Diary — 6,7

November 1, 2020

A notification appears in a small box at the upper right corner of my computer screen

I am informed my daily average screen time — the time my computer is linked with the Internet — is four hours, twenty-six minutes.

I close the box.

I scan a comment posted on Facebook by a progressive “friend” who lives in Denver. Continue reading

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The Hafwit’s Diary — 4,5

October 25, 2020

A notification appears in a small box at the upper right corner of my computer screen

I am informed my daily average screen time — the time my computer is linked with the Internet — is three hours, thirty-one minutes.

I close the box.

It’s 3 a.m.

I wake. Continue reading

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The Hafwit’s Diary — 2,3

October 12, 2020

A notification appears in a small box at the upper right corner of my computer screen

I am informed my daily average online screen time is two hours, thirty-six minutes.

I close the box.

My friend, Jim, sends a gift. Continue reading

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The Hafwit’s Diary – 1

Jan. 1, 2021

I can’t be trusted.

My overall condition worsened steadily throughout this quarantine — this, my time in the Underground during the viral Blitz, my self-imposed house arrest. I’ve been in the basement for most of nine months, emerging to cook and consume meals, shower now and then, and to make an occasional foray to the market, masked and trembling, fearful of every surface, spooked by each sniffle, every cough, applying hand sanitizer so often that the backs of my paws look like I’m suffering a nasty outbreak of icthyosis vulgaris. Continue reading

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