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About jeffersonbeavers

Jefferson Beavers is a multimedia storyteller based in Fresno, Calif. He works at Fresno State and enjoys volunteering in the community.

Stay at Home, Day 22

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 On our 6 AM walk, we saw two teens carrying two 24-pack cases each of Budweiser down Mariposa Street. Despite the cold, our backyard smelled of lemon and orange blossoms. I watched an Ethiopian film.

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Stay at Home, Day 21

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 No three lines.

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Stay at Home, Day 20

Monday, April 6, 2020 My wife made another lemon cake. My wife said my keystrokes on the laptop sounded like the gentle patter of rain. My wife finished her doctorate in educational leadership, and my dad responded by saying he … Continue reading

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Stay at Home, Day 19

Sunday, April 5, 2020 It’s understandable to feel cheated out of what would have been our time together. Maybe we just got a weird and unexpected head start at what’s next. You asked: But you said this for what? I … Continue reading

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Stay at Home, Day 18

Saturday, April 4, 2020 Give me chicken koobideh and halved tomatoes, chargrilled on seekhs right over the open coals. Serve it on top of basmati rice, yellowed from saffron, with a hunk of socarrat on the bottom. Take me to … Continue reading

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Stay at Home, Day 17

Friday, April 3, 2020 I wear a mask for my father, a cancer fighter still undergoing chemotherapy treatments; for my mother, an immuno-compromised diabetic; and for the elders in my circle, who are all at risk.

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Stay at Home, Day 16

Thursday, April 2, 2020 Who is speaking for the janitors? Who is speaking for the farmworkers? Who is speaking for the detained migrants?

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