Pulling Through the Pandemic

“Wait. You say there’s been a global pandemic, and we’re all affected? I didn’t know! ” — the pandemic is coming to an end, we think. But it hasn’t all been negative over the past year …

Neighborhood Walks

Let the Wagon Wheel Roll I’ve lived in Arlington, Virginia for more than 47 years. Most of my adult life. I’ve lived at my current address for nearly 37 years. For the last five plus years, I’ve been in the habit of daily constitutionals radiating out from my house like spokes of a wagon wheel.Continue reading “Neighborhood Walks”

Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0

Warp & Woof, v. 2.0 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. I’ve been working on this project intermittently since I retired from the Library of Congress in 2015, after 42 years of service. Back in the day, maybe 10-15 years ago, when blogging was something people did – before social mediaContinue reading “Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0”

Why I Miss My Gym

published July 17, 2020 in Warp & Woof Why I Miss My Gym Or Not … William Sundwick Virginia advanced to “Phase 3” re-opening more than two weeks ago. But, yes, cases of COVID-19 are still rising in the state. My local gym has posted a sign: “We’re Open!” (at 75 per cent capacity). MasksContinue reading “Why I Miss My Gym”

Writer’s Block

Published June 28, 2020 in Warp & Woof Writer’s Block Where Am I Going, Anyway? William Sundwick I can’t seem to focus these days. Is it Coronavirus quarantine fatigue? Or, is it a much deeper philosophical crisis? I must ask myself: what kept me going writing in Warp & Woof, for nearly three-and-a-half years, thatContinue reading “Writer’s Block”

How Long Can I Last?

Published June 12, 2020 in Warp & Woof How Long Can I Last? Getting Used to the Pandemic William Sundwick We are gradually re-opening. Phase 2 has begun. Chances are good that I can soon get an appointment at my local Hair Cuttery. Heck, if I wanted to, I bet I could go to myContinue reading “How Long Can I Last?”

How Much Does a 4-Year-Old Know?

Published February 21, 2020 in Warp & Woof How Much Does a 4-Year-Old Know?   Well, At Least My Grandson …   William Sundwick   He does love to talk! From the moment his dad dropped him off Friday afternoon, duffel bag stuffed with changes of clothes and toys, until we took him back homeContinue reading “How Much Does a 4-Year-Old Know?”

Am I Old Yet?

Published January 17, 2020 in Warp & Woof Am I Old Yet? An Update William Sundwick Warp & Woof has seen other pieces about getting old. It seems I owe the reader an update from time to time. I am now mid-way through my fifth year of retirement. I wouldn’t contest the rationale for myContinue reading “Am I Old Yet?”