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We made cake

We had a great reason to eat cake last week, and the cake cheered us all up immensely, which is saying something given how upside down the world is right now.

It's the 2020 pandemic of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus, which surprised some countries and was unfortunately ignored by others until enough people died to get everyone's attention.  Seattle was ground zero (or close to it) for the United States. It's a strange claim to fame.  The other side of that is that the scientists and institutions in Washington have been doing amazing work, leading the way, making strides nobody thought possible in such a short period of time.  Area businesses are retooling to make personal protective gear for workers and hospital personnel, local research and biotech is refocusing and jumping into the therapeutic and vaccine design and production space.  There are also many business that, unfortunately, are also laying everyone off and hunkering down for the long haul.  We have stay at hom…

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