Life in the Time of COVID-19, or: I Got My Second Spikevax Shot, and I Have the Sore Arm to Prove It….

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning on Thursday, December 23, 2021. It is a cold early winter day in Lithia, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 58˚F (15˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 57˚F (14˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19, or: I Got My Second Spikevax Shot, and I Have the Sore Arm to Prove It….”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Of Fauci Ouchies, Side Effects, Facebook Blocks, and Political Issues

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning here in west-central Florida on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. It is a cool late fall day – by Florida standards, at least – and we are in a bit of a warming trend. Currently, the temperature is 63˚F (18˚C), but with humidity at 95% and the wind blowing fromContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Of Fauci Ouchies, Side Effects, Facebook Blocks, and Political Issues”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Why the Erika Casher Episode Matters

“You are not a better or wiser person simply because you’ve ceased to care.”― Clifford Cohen There are many bad aspects about life in the time of the global COVID-19 pandemic, too many for one accounting on a single blog post. Obviously, the worst aspect is that COVID-19 kills people. Perhaps not as gruesomely as EbolaContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Why the Erika Casher Episode Matters”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Is the Myth of ‘Rugged Individualism’ Leading Us to National Suicide?

Poor baby wasn’t protected by her parents. We as a people just really suck right now. – Sean Goulding on Twitter, September 10, 2021. What is wrong with Americans these days, anyway? According to the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University, 655,875 Americans – men, women, and children – have died from COVID-19, a novelContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Is the Myth of ‘Rugged Individualism’ Leading Us to National Suicide?”

Life in the Time of COVID-19, or: Anti-Mask Advocate (a Nurse!) Mocks High School Student who Lost Grandmother to COVID

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The current temperature is 83˚F (29˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 9 MPH,(11 KM/H) the heat index is 91˚F (34˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered showers throughout theContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19, or: Anti-Mask Advocate (a Nurse!) Mocks High School Student who Lost Grandmother to COVID”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: It’s Hard to Feel Pity, Sorrow for Dead Anti-Mask, Anti-Vax Protesters

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, September 2, 2021. It is a warm, gray early fall day; the current temperature is 78˚F under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 2 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 77˚F. Today’s forecastContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: It’s Hard to Feel Pity, Sorrow for Dead Anti-Mask, Anti-Vax Protesters”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: The Stupidity…It Hurts

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, August 20, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 56% and a becalmed wind, the feels-like temperature is 96˚F (37˚C). Today we are back to the typical summertime pattern in Florida. The forecast calls forContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: The Stupidity…It Hurts”

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*”