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a webcomic born during the Coronavirus outbreak
and subsequent social isolation of 2020,
written by me with my family.

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Introductory Video from COVID-19 Art Exhibit

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Imagining with AI
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Mama, J, and  dog, dreamy images from AI, such a little j

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J in another AI style on her first day of school.

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And I could only imagine Jenna's first day of the new semester, AI images of J

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when you don't  have any photos of your son from the first day of school, AI drawn images of D

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an AI generated picture of our family dancing

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Papa and Mama dance, drawn by Ai

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an ai image of arguments, meg ryan and richard Dreyfus

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Imaginary photos of Mama and Papa at the beach.

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Getting AI to imagine scenes, like me kissing B

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Dreaming with AI: Peace in the Ukraine, scenes of military parades, soldiers with arms up, a Ukrainian flag

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Imagining with AI: The end of the COVID pandemic, images of doctors and the COVID virus

Vol.

Getting Covid
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Nana sends papa food up on the chair lift, chicken soup, lobster

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i quarantine in my childhood bedroom. My caricature welcomes me back.

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COVID finally catched up to me. A text exchange with Diane mentioning my symptoms and my positive test results

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text messages from Diane abt people reporting COVID positives after the wedding.

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D plays hide and seek, Nana with groups of fam at table.

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3 Generations believe it or not: Crystal and Ria, Beth and Gigi

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and the celebration continued at Nana's house. Nana blows out the candles.

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At the wedding, Diane gives a shoutout to Nana for her birthday

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Let's rewind. Remember that wedding, with all those people, in that great hall. Photos of the guests.

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Let's not forget why yhis comic is called Coronation. And then I got COVID

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The Road of Wine & Romance
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celebration of love from year 1 (Diane and Bri) to year 25 (us) and beyond (George and Joan Kolonay)

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And can't forget to wish my big sis a happy bday!

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Diane and Bri thank the romantic who made the whole event happen: Happy Gimore

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Fun on Mount Washington, since we are so inclined: photos of Galardis on the top of Mount Washington atop the Pittsburgh incline.

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Wedding shots of Bri and Diane. Bri: But the Marinos don't have the market cornered on romance. Priest: Come back in 25 years. Di: That's a date!

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Getting more marriage inspiration from some romance Champions(Syni and Richard Champion)

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Taking a Page from an expert couple (the Pages), seeing an engineering marvel (dam), with a marvelous engineering mentor (John Page)

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And today we celebrate 25 years at Lake Tahoe and Sonoma. Papa says, Cuz I Lake you a Lot. B: 25 years. P: So, no ma puns?

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At the winery of St. Francis, Mark says, Make me a channel of your pinot. And Barbara says, quoting the prayer of St. Francis, Forgive him. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

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Jack London's Office. Sorry, I am not turning your office into a shrine. Ok, says Papa, giving it to a state park will suffice.

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And roadside blackberries are good in any vintage! (picking berries on bikes)

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The fruits of the (wine) caves of Gundlach Bundschu

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Meet Meet the self-appointed Count of Buena Vista Winery, the first Sonoma winery. The Count says, Self King, you have met your match.

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We set out on bikes through Sonoma. First winner Bartholomew Estates, photos of biking

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Mama and Papa toast with text a road of wine and romance

Vol.

Meet Ace
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Ace snuggling with Jenna says, I cracked my first case: The case of the missing family dog!

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Ace with Sherlock hat and pipe says, I have a lot to put in my pipe and smoke.

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Ace curls up in Mama's lap. Sometimes I disguise myself as a kitty.

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Ace plays with D on the floor: Some of my methods are a bit unorthodox, more like unortho-dogs!

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So Meet Ace Marino, Pet Detective

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Ace investigates a tree, sometimes suspects like to hide from the detective.

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Ace sniffs around some leaves and says, but instead of a detective for pets what if the pet was the detective?

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Having seen Ace Ventura, Ace says, I saw this movie and got an idea.

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Ace says he's awfully fond of Birthday girls as J blows out candles above.

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Or am I the Rescuer, asks Ace, embraced by J.

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Sometimes I wonder, says Ace, if I am the one who was rescued. and he snuggles with Mama.

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Ace the dog lounges and says, I'm a rescue

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Ace looks straight at us and says, Nice to meet you!

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Meet the newest Marino, Ace the dog who says, I am  ot a pandemic pooch.

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Back at Home
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shots from ciclavia in South LA, including an oldtime bike with a Victrolla on the back and a Skeleton Coca Cola bike next to a guy with a God is Good shirt.

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Slurpee day celebration with fam. observed seven 11 and in November outside U.S.

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Dragon Boat races on Echo Park Lake, paddling straight intot he fountain and so are we!

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Pics from the LA Lotus Festival with the family including a lotus flower, dance, and our lady of the lake

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The fam in Swan boats on Echo Park Lake. Hey, says D, can't swans pedal themselves?

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2nd Smash. Rojo Mojo rear-ended on the 710.

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Back to immersive theater, Signals by Last Call Theatre, Are they making the play or are we? asks Mama. Both says and actor

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And Home means time out with friends for tasty food. Photos of our trip out with Lei's family to Chinese restaurant

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We need to keep Mamas and Babies safe and healthy, saya Fara sitting next to her mom in the window. Below is our family on the 4th and bow more pictures of mamas and daughters.

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Back at Home means family friends. Ping Pong brings families together, but if you want to be serious about it (Barbara and Mrs. Erike play a mean game of ping pong) bring out the moms!

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But we made it to the concert safely. Thanks, Mom. The Hollywood Bowl without masks!

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Everyone was okay, but Andrew's car Newton (a Scion) got totaled

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Images of Cinque Terre Coast: I was home only a few hours when I thought Wouldn't it be nice to remain in that Cinque Terre frame of mind, when the phone buzzed...

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Meanwhile... Back at Home, Papa snoozing on the plane..

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Cinqua in Cinque

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Photos with the Plankenhorns in Florence, eating Panini

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More photos from ELO 2022. Ciao, Como. Ciao, Gelato. Ciao, Leo (outgoing ELO Prez.)

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Many thanks to Gio di Rosario, Mateo, and the whole ELO italia team!

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Hablando Español en italia, Vero Gomez, Tina Escaja, Maria Goicoechea, Maria Mencia, and Perla Sasson-Henry

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Various selfies at ELO italia with Leo Flores, Søren Pold, Lyle Skains, Sarah Ciston, Lai-Tze Fan, Samya Roy, Serge Bouchardon, and Hartmut Koenitz

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Pics from Lake Como with speech bubbles: I think-que I heart Like Cinque. And Also Como in Slow Mo

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Shots from the Cinque Terre hike: Vistas, vineyards, jewel-like towns, rustic steps

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I find a statue of St. Francis, which I hope to.show my Great Aunt Frances who had passed that day.

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photos from Cinque Terre: I finally made it. Il Gigante statue says Benvenuto a Cinque Terre. Beach and charming building. Monterosso

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Graffito: Don't forget to address who you are becoming. Tree covered building: I am becoming a forest. Mark before Leonardo da Vinci: I am becoming more pretentious. Mark with Anastasia and John: We are becoming tourists.

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Photos from Mark's talk at Casa della Cultura

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roof of duomo. Statues and I say, It was Ascension Thursday, so I went up.

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our steps start in Milan where the ancient story medium (Duomo) shares a piazza with the new (Netflix)

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I am standing before Cinque Terre, saying, in My 50th year, I dreamed of Going to Cinque Terre, Italy

Vol. 40

When Masks Come Down

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A jigsaw puzzle. Marinos and Dansers work on it: B: um, fewer pieces next time. When Covid is not the biggest puzzle anymore.

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Mama, J, Andrew, and his mom: B: We are found of fondu. A: My mom and I like it too!

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Students with goats. Student: We are two G.O.A.T.S. Goat: Not Baaaaad. Student eith goat on her back: Getting goat yoga corrections.

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More scenes from Papa's students' goat yoga project. What do you call this pose, Coach? Downward Goat? More like Skeptical Goat!

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Papa in yoga pose with goat on back: I am sorry for pooping on your back says the goat. Well, says papa, as Covid has taught us, poop happens.

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A Meeting: What are you? A goat. I'm a Doodle. How nice!

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And time for goats. Introducing Gizmo and Doc, 2 goats interacting with students.

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Christina laughs with D. The return of laughter...unmasked!

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Marinos and Gahans (Michelle, Christina, and boyfriend Andrew) all clustered on couch: Now we can gather closer with friends

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Papa in front of Tommy Trojan with and without a mask. What Happens When Masks Come Down?

Vol. 39

Year 3 Begins: Spring Break

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Michelle: It's a little sunny in this seat. Nana, It's Always Sunny in Pittsburgh. Uncle Arthur: TGIF and Papa, cuz it's Always Friday when you can reunite with your family!

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Turns out Hallmark movies are a year-round thing, though they can make you sleepy! Papa and Nana (asleep) before a Hallmark movie in March.

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Belated Happy St. Pat's from a Pittsburgh institution: Eat N Park

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a Bevy of Brodricks and Kelleys. Out to dinner with Mom!

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Papa with the Petris stand beforea Bob Evans farm mural. And even in Pittsburgh you can take time out on the farm.

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A visit with Great and Francey: On a break, it's important to make time for some conversation, she says.

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Uncle Arthur and Papa: Masks and Batman sweatshirt: How do we beat the Covid blues? asks Papa, Uncle Arthur replies: quick to the Bat mobile!

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Uncle Jim, Papa, Nan, saying, Nice Lobby! I Know isn't it? Nana: But I want to be in the Room where it Happens (music notes)

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Uncle Jim, Laurie, Nana, saying: And We are here to see Alexander Hamilton. Uncle Jim is testing to see if we think he is smiling in his mask

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From the seats Nana and Papa say Finally back to seeing plays. Raise a glass to vaccines!

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A night of Theatre with Mom and Uncle Jim, but Papa and Uncle Jim quibble about using the American or British spelling.

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Uncle Jim stands before ice cream and says It's important to stock up on necessities.

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And the trip begins with a stop to see Uncle J, Laurie, and the boys

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A yellow plane,  Year 3 begins with a snowy trip to Pittsburgh for Spring Break

Vol. 38

And in other news…

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picture of Ds broken foot with toe tattoo from Dr. Tam

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D crammed in a conpact car with his broken leg

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D in the kitchen cooking while sitting on wheelie chair: adapting to new conditions

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D playing piano with briken leg: But Covid timea have taught me to be more flexible

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xray of Ds brokwn bone and note: so when we were done with covid we had to deal with this

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Image of Ds brokwn leg with note that sometimes domestic news happens even closer to home

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Headlines of US embargo of Russian oil: Of course, Domestic and International matters are not entirely unrelated

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Gas prices well over $5: And the pain at the pump

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news reports of inflation: And in the US people feel the pinch in the price of milk

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Ukranians with gas masks: Ukrainians are forced to upgrade their masks

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Headlines about the Ukraine invasion: Covid falls to a more pressing global threat.

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a map of the Russian Ukraine invasion with caption: followed by Ash Wednesday

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And it's Mardi Gras! Of course Barbara leads the parade: images of B leading dancers around a zydeco band

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Headline: Russia invades Ukraine. Picture of Putin. caption: And in other news...

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Meet Tommy Omi

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Papa and D: Cuz if omicron were the final word in Covid... they would've called him Omicron

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J says to papa, Wait! You made up Tommy Omi just to get people to stop pronouncing Omicron with a long o?

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J sticks swab up her nose and winces. Tommy: What's Tommy Omi's favorite kind of music? Disco! Cuz I love the Boogie!

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Photo of family at fast food restaurant. Why is Tommy Omi like fast food? He goes In-n-Out!

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Shots from bball game: Why does Tommy Omi make fans wear masks but not players? Cheering is Infectious!

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Tommi Omi Send us Into a Pit of Dithering, special guest Daniel Temkin who is at Honor Fraser with his Dithering project.

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Tommy Omi in front of a masked Mark and J frowns saying, All this masking and vaxing is so rude, it's downright inhospitalable

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Some wild Covid And Stock market charts: I'd say tommy gives charts Arrhythmia, but i dont have the heart

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Why did the government take so long to send out free rapid tests? They had to use snail mail, says a speeding Tommy Omi over a recently received test

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D on the screen of a computer on the counter of the kitchen: Tommy Omi asks, Why was the boy videochatting with his dad from the other room? He was waiting for normal life to ReZoom!

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A negative Covid Test: How is Tommy Omi like a bad student? It's positive it passed a test even when it failed

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Tommy Omi asks How does he turn adults into punished adolescents? He makes them Quaranteen. A shot of a closed bedroom door with food out and a request for more wine

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positive results for D and B and a new character Tommy Omi

Vol. 36

Really, 2022?

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remembering Aunt Carol and Uncle Dick with a photo of her and WC Fields bc he would have enjoyed that.

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Paul and Min, married for 75 years

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Paul Pagano and his granddaughters, a passage abt him by J. Bathanti, talking abt his service during WWII

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B is recovering, we here of the news of Paul Pagano's passing

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more text messages of B symptoms, fever chills

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B shows symptoms, D asks how to do laundry

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text message updates on D, his test is negative, meanwhile in the burgh...we get word b is sick

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B has a pounding headache, is arranging a test for d

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weighing options, changing flights is too expensive, getting D tested

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News comes in that the bball tournament is canceled due to covid

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as a plane lands, B and D plan to take a covid test before his game

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Barbara alone at home with xmas decorations

Vol. 35

Holidays Together…at last

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Nana, The Marinos, and the Harts but missing one person B

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Mark with the Petris

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the fam with the great aunts!

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the cousins stand before a giant Heinz Pickle

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the kid cousins at the PPG skating rink

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the fam opening gifts wearing party hats

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Glamorous Gals: J, Ria, G, G, and B

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Gathering around Nana's tables.

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Cousins with fries and tunes in the van with Funcle Mark

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Together at Westside Story with a Vaccine parody of America

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Family together in shade and sun at the old mill

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The kids, grandma, and Ann sleighside

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a tale of two couches: schmitz and marino

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we eat an xmas meal with Mom, Gene, and Ann

Vol. 34

Three Vaccines for Covid-19

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J and A say Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

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The whole fam before an xmas tree: Go get your boost today

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Xmas tree brownies with the words Omicron, Delta, Make us all yell out!

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Cartoon of scientists with virus variants: Variants have come out to play.

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Last verse: stats on the virus, new cases, words, Covid-19 has not gone away.up 83%

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B and Mark at tavern: That We avoid the corner bar

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Fauci's asking. Dr. Fauci

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Distancing, Masking... Photo of our masked fam at USC game.

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2nd verse of 3 Vaccines with j and d at airport. 3 Vaccines for Covid are / Allowing us to travel so far.

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They're in CVS and Walgreeens, Bs vaccine bandaid

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Pfizer Moderna J and J (the 3 kings visit in a renaissance painting

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And Boosters for those over sixteen (d gets a booster)

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Three Vaccines for Covid-19 song parody, tree on Manhattan Beach pier

Vol. 33

Feeling Grateful

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Mark and his teaching colleagues

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Thanksgiving for Syni and Richard Champion

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Mark and Dustin cosplay Ghostbusters

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thanks for Fara with Mark and D

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more photos from Van Gogh

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fam at Van Gogh exhibit

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Mark birthday meal with fam and andrew at redondo pier

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D wraps his sis in a towel

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the kids in the cold ocean

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the family hikes

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D and a giant turkey leg

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the fam around the table for Thanksgiving

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two turkwy cookies gabble

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The fam out out to eat

Vol. 32

Special Guests

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Grand Dames Carol and mom

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cousin tim on his B-day

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visiting Tim and Carol in Bend out in nature with grandma

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Grandma on her bday with B

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Mark and Grandma out in nature

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B and grandma by the fire

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the Schaafs visit usc

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the fam dressed as Lokis

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Carving pumpkins with new guest Andrew

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Cristina stops by on Halloween

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Swappin’ with the Subers

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Vol. 30

A Big Bday

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Beth and Tim and Uncle Mark's toast to Beth's loyal friendships.

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A selection of dishes from the big bday!

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a custom drink, the beth, lavender, blackberry, ginger, tequila, and bubbles

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Preparing the house, boarding the pooch

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The gathering board, a charcuterie marvel

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plates and lots as the chefs prepare

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wild flowers for beth bought from her friend.

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Lola the Sheepie discusses Pandemic Pet Adoption

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Reunited with the geege. She shows me how to hold an imaginary gun.

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Pierre the pig with welcome chalkboard sign

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Balloons for my sister's 50th bday!

Vol. 29

Off to School

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Dungeons and Drafting, her first class

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Vol. 27

The Wit & Wisdom of Ted Lasso in the days of COVID-19

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Reunited

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Vol. 25

Milestones

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