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 Times 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 Times 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*”

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”