Life in the Time of COVID-19: Fall, Winter Outlook is Bleak, No Matter How Much Trump Pretends Otherwise

It is Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and as the tenth month of the year nears its halfway point, here’s where we are vis a vis the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. As of 9:24 AM Eastern, the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at JohnsContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Fall, Winter Outlook is Bleak, No Matter How Much Trump Pretends Otherwise”

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”

Musings & Thoughts for August 1, 2020: or, Life in the Midst of Hurricane Alley and COVID-19

Hi, there, Constant Reader, and welcome to another edition of Musings & Thoughts. It’s Saturday, August 1, 2020 , and man, is it hot outside! Right now, in my current corner of Florida, the temperature is 91˚F (33˚C) under sunny skies. With a nine MPH easterly breeze and humidity at 65%, the heat index isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for August 1, 2020: or, Life in the Midst of Hurricane Alley and COVID-19”

“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