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Coral Sheldon-Hess Posts

What I’m telling family about COVID-19

A family member asked me to tell them about COVID-19. It was a general question, which I chose to interpret as “how does transmission work, and what is the real risk?” This is what I said. As I told them, I’m not a biologist of any sort, and I will accept corrections (both from people who are biologists and from those who can cite sources), of course. Both this person and I have autoimmune issues, so I take that as a given in this post.

Get that bread

I want to tell you about my take on the New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day recipe. The things I have to add to the discussion: 1) a couple of hacks for people who, like me, do not have a kitchen fan that vents outdoors (I promise I’ll explain why this matters) and who like at least a little bit of whole grain in their bread, plus 2) photos of some of the steps they don’t show as clearly in the book. I’m still experimenting (always!), but I have a base recipe/approach that I like and that I think is good enough to share.

2018

I usually do a year-end post. That’s not happening in 2017. This year took so much from me, and from people I care about, that I refuse to write about it. But I’d like to write about 2018. Not “resolutions” so much as “plans and goals”—and maybe not even those…

DLF in Pittsburgh

(UPDATED) This is just a really quick post to say that DLF Forum is in my hometown, this year, and I’d love to meet up with some of my internet-and-conference friends, if travel and conference scheduling makes that a possibility for any of you! I live here, and most of our public transit is downtown-centered; I can come to you, or I can give you easy directions to meet me somewhere if you’re feeling adventurous.