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The worry continues to build and grow.  Are we safe enough to go back "normal?" Will we be ready to handle the new rules and guidelines?  What will the world look like?  The infection that has quarantined us for over a month has no expiration, but our country is getting ready to flip the "CLOSED" sign to "OPEN."  In the midst of this, we need to focus our attention on safety and on being mindful of how we behave, interact and go about our daily life.  As the infection continues to silently do the same, because it is still ever present in...

Wake up, roll out of bed, pour your morning coffee, and get to work! At first, working from home sounded like a dream come true. As a graphic designer I thought it would be easy to transition from working in the office to working remotely, but it has turned out to be a bit more challenging than I thought. An ad in a magazine, working on a project with a coworker, a billboard on the side of the road…I never realized that all the things that happen regularly in my “normal” life are what helps spark my creativity. After just...

The coronavirus pandemic continues to change our lives every day, forcing many companies to make the shift to working on an at-home basis. The team here at 898 has made that shift, which has come with its share of adjustments and challenges. One such challenge that being stuck in the house can bring is not being able to step away from your work for a while and decompress for a short time. At 898, “The Porch” is our way of doing that in the office, as it has video games, guitars, drums, and other activities that we can use to...

With the precautions being taken to minimize the spread of COVID-19, people have been unable to attend weekly Sunday Mass at their desired parishes. Luckily, local streaming service and 898 client Drund has teamed up with WFMJ to bring Sunday service to people's homes. Thanks to this partnership, local churchgoers can continue to participate in their weekly service from the comfort of their own homes. Several area churches have already taken part in the initial streams, including St. Christine, St. Rose, and St. Charles, with many more expected to join in the coming weeks. For more information on participating parishes...

It's hard to find the words to describe what we are going through. This is crazy, right?  The uncertainties we all are facing together are the likes of which can only be seen in movies or science fiction shows.  We are the stars of our own episode of "The Twilight Zone," and we literally cannot change the channel, we cannot look away and we cannot wake up from the dream world that has turned into an unraveling nightmare.  As social distancing closes in and invades our personal space of life, it will be important that we find something that we...