Does an Amtrak trip between Philly and New York feel Covid-safe?
The almost post-pandemic rails
Roz Warren was vaccinated and ready to take her first jaunt to New York City in over a year. Does she recommend Amtrak?
Good afternoon, shoppers: The pandemic is no excuse to be rude
Gimme some space (please)
We’re all navigating a weird and troubled pandemic world. Roz Warren says we don’t have to be rude on top of everything else.
Stuck between a good neighbor and a noisy neighbor at seven in the morning
I only have ears for you
Especially when many of us are spending extra time at home, what does being a good neighbor really mean? Roz Warren listens in.
What happens when bringing up the truth just gets you blocked?
Trashed on Twitter for something I didn’t do
Twenty-one years ago, Roz Warren edited a book called ‘Eat, Drink and Remarry.’ Seven years ago, another author published a novel by the same title. So why did she accuse Roz of theft?
The man in the yellow van
Who belongs at the library?
Patrons at a suburban library complained to the staff about who was allowed in the door. Librarian Roz Warren always had the same answer.
Are you displacing your rage in the age of COVID?
The great crooked cake crisis
For some, pandemic life brings out extra kindness and patience. But as Roz Warren tells it, others are looking for a target for their anger.
I lost my library job because I refused to work with the public in the pandemic
Grab your books and go
After decades behind the circulation desk, Roz Warren didn’t feel safe going back to work in the pandemic.
I’m one of those people who’s making more money now that I’m unemployed
You got a problem with that?
Roz Warren is grateful for her CARES Act-boosted unemployment check since she was furloughed from her job at her local library. But there’s something else she wants even more.
An open letter to unmasked runners and bikers who won’t stay six feet away
Behold the Distance Noodle
When you push by Roz Warren without a mask on during your workout, she's tempted to trip you. But she's decided on something a little safer.
What was it like to fly to California and back during the coronapocalypse?
Braving essential travel
The CDC guideline was clear: no nonessential air travel. But Roz Warren didn't have a choice when she got the call from California.
Thank you for not hugging me— now or ever
No contact before it was cool
Everybody loves a hug! It's good for you! No so fast. Some folks, like Roz Warren, have been dodging hugs since long before it was the health directive du jour.
The life-changing magic of enjoying a free ride
Yippee! I'm old
Roz Warren just turned 65, and she’s thrilled. Here’s one reason why.
I took a Lyft from Brooklyn to Philadelphia
No trains, no problem?
When the show is over, it’s midnight in Brooklyn, and your train home isn’t coming for four hours, what do you do? Roz Warren considers.
Remembering Phil Ochs's 'Gunfight at Carnegie Hall'
Worst. Concert. Ever.
When Roz Warren was 16, she attended Phil Ochs's notorious 'Gunfight at Carnegie Hall' performance. This is how it went down.