Life in the Time of COVID-19: Rugged Individualism or Self-Centeredness? or: Why America Can’t Flatten the Curve

So what’s next? Ban wearing the color of blue? Or black or red? No more stripes? Plaid only Tuesdays? Why do we have politicians that do not understand what the constitution is. Some sheep are all for this. Give me a ticket and I am suing for violations of my constitutional rights. – Jennifer W., conservativeContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Rugged Individualism or Self-Centeredness? or: Why America Can’t Flatten the Curve”

Thoughts and Musings on a Muggy Tuesday Afternoon: June 16, 2020

Written earlier in the day. – ADG Thoughts and Musings on a Muggy Tuesday Afternoon Hi, there, Dear Reader. I hope you are well, safe, and coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Right now it’s just past one in the afternoon in my corner of Florida, and – as you can probably see from my post’sContinue reading “Thoughts and Musings on a Muggy Tuesday Afternoon: June 16, 2020”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Stupidity and Craven Disregard for Public Health …Two Things That Irk Me

Today the U.S. reached another unhappy milestone in the novel coronavirus pandemic: as of 4:30 this afternoon, 78,469 Americans – young, middle-aged, and elderly; rich, poor, famous and not famous – have died from COVID-19 in a four-month period. By way of comparison, the bloodiest post-World War II conflict in U.S. history resulted in 58,220Continue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Stupidity and Craven Disregard for Public Health …Two Things That Irk Me”

Coming Soon to ‘A Certain Point of View, Too’ & Sunday Thoughts

Hi, there, Dear Reader. I hope this post finds you safe, healthy, and reasonably sane after almost two months of social distancing and stay-at-home orders issued by the authorities in your home state or country. It’s Sunday, May 3 where I am, and in my part of Florida, it’s almost 2 PM as I startContinue reading “Coming Soon to ‘A Certain Point of View, Too’ & Sunday Thoughts”

I miss my mom, but….

In the early hours of Sunday, July 19, 2015, my 86-year-old mother, Beatriz Diaz-Granados, died of complications from dementia, heart failure, and the effects of a five-year-long confinement to a hospital-type bed in what used to be our guest bedroom in our small Miami-area townhouse. Since then, my life has undergone a series of unforeseenContinue reading “I miss my mom, but….”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Entertainment is Key to Maintaining Sanity

Living in the time of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is, to put it mildly, quite a challenge for most people, especially those of us who live in the United States. As I write this on the afternoon of April 10, there are 1,673,423 confirmed cases worldwide, with the U.S. in the not-so-great spot of beingContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Entertainment is Key to Maintaining Sanity”