Juniper Disco: The Newsletter

Melissa Mooney
Cape Cod Living | Life at the edge of America
Created 17 Sep 2019
  • Juniper Disco | The Mini No. 9
    06 May 2021 • 9 min read • 2 2
    I always envisioned myself in a swimsuit, lounging by a pool, sipping fruity frozen drinks somewhere warm — probably Jamaica — on my 50th birthday. I’d wear a dramatic flowy red kaftan and hold court ...
  • Juniper Disco | The Mini No. 8
    05 Mar 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    These newsletters are world-gazing pursuits. In order to save myself, I had to mute this spinning sphere these last few months. Even the shortest interaction outside of my tiny life has zapped the las...
  • Juniper Disco | Fragments of Grief
    16 Dec 2020 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Writing is a kind of revenge against circumstance too: bad luck, loss, pain. If you make something out of it, then you've no longer been bested by these events. ―Louise Glück Three days after my dad d...
  • Juniper Disco | The Mini No. 7
    15 Oct 2020 • 10 min read
    Note: I wrote most of this newsletter before we lost my mother-in-law on the morning of October 3. She suffered a stroke in April and tested positive for COVID-19. We are heartbroken, angry, and overw...
  • Juniper Disco | The Mini No. 6
    17 Sep 2020 • 8 min read
    While Pandemic Summer editions of this newsletter have been few and far between, the rest of this year will bring you more frequent postings — not on a set schedule (please, there’s a pandemic) — and ...
  • Juniper Disco | The Mini No. 5
    28 Jul 2020 • 7 min read • 0 3
    Staying home this summer has created an unexpected limitation — a lack of depth in my field of vision. The growth around our house has closed in protectively, keeping a radius of lush green nature bet...
  • Juniper Disco | The Mini No. 4
    16 Jun 2020 • 6 min read
    After Ferguson, when a Black Lives Matter protest came to Boston and blocked I-93 during rush hour, I responded to a friend’s post stating something like, “I am all for this. Except when it endangers ...
  • Juniper Disco | The Mini No. 3
    05 May 2020 • 7 min read • 2 0
    I promised I wouldn’t write until I had something to say. When you have a quiet moment, listen to 12-year-old Tilly Breimhorst talk about her grandfather who died from the coronavirus. And then, pleas...
  • Juniper Disco | The Mini No. 2
    24 Mar 2020 • 3 min read
    On Sunday night, our tiny little town announced a shelter in place order after two people were confirmed to have COVID-19. We all shop at the one grocery store in town, breathe the same air, touch the...
  • Juniper Disco | The Mini No. 1
    18 Mar 2020 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Well then. Seems the world is in a massive reset mode. I recently stepped across the line from Overly Preparing to Lightly Hoarding. I’m wearing shirts covered in bleach spots, an unintentional result...
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