Tag: NA Booko

A cautionary tale: How dodging crowds and wearing masks didn’t save me from getting sick

By Nathan Allen Booko Pittsboro, NC – Don’t think I’ve avoided getting COVID shots and all the boosters. I’ve had five shots in all, I believe. I wore a mask, I dodged crowds. All without incident until the day after…

Let’s pretend

By Nabooko Pittsboro, NC – Let’s pretend it is the good old days like a few years ago. I could go shopping and do ten other things and not miss a beat. The post office, the bank, the thrift shops,…

Taking a jackhammer to my shoulder

By N.A. Booko Pittsboro, NC – As mentioned before, the past three days have been heavenly lazy daze paradise. I got so much done. But good heavens. This morning when I awoke, the pain in my left shoulder-blade was dreadful.…

T-squares and rotten cucumbers

By N.A. Booko Pittsboro, NC – I bought another T-square today. I found it at the mall in Siler City. It is a good one. Built to perfection. Looks to be accurate and easy to use. Mind you, this may…

If memory serves me

black and white photos of toddlers

By N.A. Booko Pittsboro, NC – I can’t recall just when I first heard about those memory pills. Pills to keep you from forgetting to remember. If memory serves me, it was about three years ago. I forget just when.…

Another go at ‘Ditch Therapy’

agricultural fields and trees in countryside

By N.A. Booko Pittsboro, NC – It had been missed. I hadn’t done it in a while. It is strange how many ‘important’ things can keep you from doing ‘important’ things. It was a sunny afternoon today; temps in the…

A serving of baloney

By N.A. Booko Pittsboro, NC – If you guessed I was going to begin “When I was a child;” it seems lately a lot of my Chatham Chatlist pieces begin with something similar. Well, I’m doing just that. Again! When…

A body beside the roadside

road in between green tree under white clouds and blue sky

By N.A. Booko Pittsboro, NC – Several years ago, I was driving on byway 64, approximately two miles west of Pittsboro. It was before a by-pass was constructed. There was very little traffic and somehow, out of the corner of…

My inner thoughts on whatever it is

by N.A. Booko Siler City, NC – I should know better than to put inner thoughts into print. I have learned the hard way that thoughts and statements can be misinterpreted, twisted, misquoted and used as a personal harpoon. They…

Earning a living without working

by N.A. Booko Pittsboro, NC – For the past two days I have done nothing but sit, snooze, snore and maybe nussle a cat. The rain did that. Why should i worry about not being out there trying to earn…