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I have written very little about these pandemic times. I miss my American loved ones beyond words. Here’s my grandson, Colby, whom I hope to meet before too long.

The Sunshine Coast tomato

My brother Chris Basil planting tomatoes on his farm in Gibsons, BC

When can I see them again?

I remember, as a young man I was hitchhiking to the West Coast. A fellow dropped me off at a rest stop in Ohio. I asked a man at the rest stop how far it was to Chicago.

He said, ‘All the way there.’

All we can do is make sure the car has gas and we are heading in the right direction. Nothing will bring the destinations any closer to us.

May 10: This is what I meant.

My sister Jenny’s new project

My sister Jenny has been busy. The Brooklyn College Cancer Center “has a mission to enhance the lives of cancer patients through research, education & community outreach with a focus on Brooklyn residents.” Here’s the Center’s Facebook page.

Sign up for the symposium here.