Thoughts & Musings for July 29, 2020

Bits and Pieces of My Mind Well, here we are on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. It is mid-morning here in my corner of Florida, though by the time you read this it will be close to noon. Right now the temperature outside is 78˚F under cloudy skies; the little daylight streaming through my window isContinue reading “Thoughts & Musings for July 29, 2020”

Thoughts On a Sunday Afternoon in Florida: June 14, 2020

Well, here we are on the brink of mid-June, with the annual transition from spring to summer just a few days off and also 14 days into the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. It’s hot and humid outside; the official temperature outside is 91 degrees Fahrenheit, but with humidity and wind speed/direction factored in, the “feels-like”Continue reading “Thoughts On a Sunday Afternoon in Florida: June 14, 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”

“These Times Try Men Souls…” Life in the COVID-19 Era

How will history remember how the United States and its government responded to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the first half of the year 2020? Will we – and the Administration of one Donald John Trump – be remembered as the Americans who faced a serious crisis with unity, determination, and courage? Or will we be consigned to the ash heap of history