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Everyone is suspect
So neighbors wave
Friends text
And relatives do the same
Wary of contagion
We give space on walks
Give a nod in appreciation
Scorn for those who do otherwise
Parks once sanctuaries of play
Now we avoid
When seeing crowds
Deprived of nature’s gifts
Now we must find escape
With inward meditation
Or creative pursuits
Books may also fill the void
And drugs my dull the mind
But forsake not
The one true bond
We share —
Our humanity


— Alana Luchtman

Dear readers, we are truly honored by the outpouring of support we’ve received from the readers of the Alameda Sun. Since Jan. 1, Alamedans have delivered $10,000 in contributions to help offset the paper’s losses during the pandemic. It feels a little like the ending of It’s a Wonderful Life

Our plan is to mail the paper to every address in town with the list of the Class of 2020 graduates sometime in June.

— Eric J. Kos, Publisher

I ask people I call, “Keeping busy? Staying healthy? Going nuts?”

After de-pilling my socks and sweaters, phoning, emailing and even writing letters; after washing the mail, groceries and behind my cat’s ears; after making 40 masks just to calm all my fears, I started “discovering” things I’ve owned for years! Fascinating, frustrating, liberating, hibernating, “clautrophobiating.”

We are a spoiled society that requires exterior things for happiness. We need to rethink our values to get through this deadly madness.

Even though we should not be together, with some thoughtfulness, we can get through it together.

Hope you are all well at the Alameda Sun.

Thank you for being you. You are much appreciated.


— Judy Jacobs