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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 02:16 AM

2. My Son the Astronomer,

who will have his PhD in about two years, told me this evening that with a PhD he check's off a box that is likely to let him go to any number of other countries to work. Good for him.

He's my only child, and while I currently live nearly 2,000 miles from him, and would dearly love to live a lot closer, he has a good grasp on what's going on. If he can get a permanent job elsewhere, I'll tell him to go for it, even if it means we see each other less than we do now.

He did visit me last October. It wasn't a long enough visit, and at this point we have no idea when we'll see each other again. Neither one of us is willing to get on a plane, and it's too far (I'm in New Mexico, he's in the DC area) for a practical driving trip. Sigh.

We of course are far from the only ones dealing with this. The stories of those who have been separated from loved ones who then die, is far, far worse.

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