Life in The Time of COVID-19: Seven Months In, and No End in Sight*

* Author’s note: The “seven months” figure is based on when Florida began its “lockdown” or “quarantine” period. For us, it began sometime in mid-March of 2020. The first outbreaks of COVID-19 started in February. If you go by that, then it’s eight months rather than seven, depending on your interpretation of the event. Well,Continue reading “Life in The Time of COVID-19: Seven Months In, and No End in Sight*”

Life in the Times of COVID-19: Law of Averages Catches Up to Its Biggest Fugitive as Trump, Melania Test Positive for Coronavirus

Hello there, Dear Reader. It’s almost noon on Friday, October 2, 2020 as I begin this post, and in my small corner of Florida it is almost noon on a somewhat mild autumn day. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C)  under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 6 MPH/10 KPHContinue reading “Life in the Times of COVID-19: Law of Averages Catches Up to Its Biggest Fugitive as Trump, Melania Test Positive for Coronavirus”

More Musings, More Thoughts for the Last Day of September 2020

More Thoughts & Musings for Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Hi there – again – Dear Reader. Yes, I’m back. I wasn’t planning on writing a third post today, but my mind is so full of thoughts that it feels as though my head will explode if I don’t give them an outlet. Besides, I’m aContinue reading “More Musings, More Thoughts for the Last Day of September 2020”

Thoughts & Musings for Wednesday, September 30, 2020: Autumn is Here…and the Presidential Campaign Heats Up

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early morning here in my small corner of Florida, and outside it’s beginning to feel a lot like autumn. As I write this it’s not even 6 AM and the temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. The wind is blowing from the north at 11 MPH/18 KPH andContinue reading “Thoughts & Musings for Wednesday, September 30, 2020: Autumn is Here…and the Presidential Campaign Heats Up”

Musings & Thoughts for September 24, 2020: If Time Travel Were Possible….

Thoughts & Musings for Thursday, September 24, 2020 Hello again, Dear Reader. In my neck of Florida it is mid-morning on a humid and hot day in the early fall of 2020. According to my phone’s AccuWeather app, the temperature outside is 75˚ F under partly cloudy skies, but with 86% humidity and an east-southeasterlyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for September 24, 2020: If Time Travel Were Possible….”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Who is Responsible for 200,000-plus Dead Americans? I’ll Give You One Guess….

Thoughts & Musings for Wednesday, September 23, 2020 200,893. As expected, the United States of America – “the greatest nation on Earth” – has reached and surpassed the 200,000 COVID-19 deaths mark this week. Per the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, 200,893 men, women, andContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Who is Responsible for 200,000-plus Dead Americans? I’ll Give You One Guess….”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: U.S, Inches Ever Closer to the 200,000-Deaths Mark

200,000 Americans have died of COVID because we have a president who cares about no one except himself. – Sen. Chris Murphy, D-CT, September 19, 2020 As the third week of September 2020 begins and summer starts its inevitable march into the past, giving way to autumn, Americans are seeing banner headlines on social media,Continue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: U.S, Inches Ever Closer to the 200,000-Deaths Mark”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Reaching the 200,000-Deaths Milestone, or ‘What We Have Here, is a Failure of Leadership’

Sometime soon – perhaps by the end of this weekend in September of 2020 – the official COVID-19 death toll in the United States of America will reach and surpass the 200,000 mark. Think about that a minute. 200,000 or more men, women, and children have died in the U.S.  as a result of theContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Reaching the 200,000-Deaths Milestone, or ‘What We Have Here, is a Failure of Leadership’”

Musings on Politics, September 5, 2020: Trump Disses America’s War Dead as ‘Suckers’ and ‘Losers’; Supporters Don’t Care

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late Saturday morning in my corner of Florida as I start this post, and – no surprise – it’s going to be another hot late summer day here. Currently, the temperature here is 83˚F (29˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With a slight breeze blowing from the east at 2 MPHContinue reading “Musings on Politics, September 5, 2020: Trump Disses America’s War Dead as ‘Suckers’ and ‘Losers’; Supporters Don’t Care”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 29, 2020, or: The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on a Middle-Aged Writer

Hello, there, Dear Reader, and welcome to another edition of A Certain Point of View, Too. In my corner of Florida, it’s already midafternoon on this, the last Saturday of August 2020. Currently, the temperature is 90˚F (32˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 70% and a southwesterly breeze of 8 MPH, the “feels-like”Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 29, 2020, or: The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on a Middle-Aged Writer”