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”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, August 15, 2021, or: Fred Returns from the Mostly Dead….and I Need Escapism Today

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, August 15, 2021. It is hot and humid, which is typical for a summer day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 11Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, August 15, 2021, or: Fred Returns from the Mostly Dead….and I Need Escapism Today”

Book Review: ‘I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year’

I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year (2021) Written by: Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker Publisher: Penguin Press (a division of Penguin Random House) Category: Domestic Politics Format: Hardcover No. of Pages: 592 Publication Date: July 20, 2021 “Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible toContinue reading “Book Review: ‘I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year’”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, or: Coming Soon to My TBR Stack – Two Books About ‘The Donald’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s nearly noon on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, here in New Hometown, Florida. It is a hot summer day. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (30˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 7 MPH (11 KM/H), the heat index is 96˚F (36˚C). It’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, or: Coming Soon to My TBR Stack – Two Books About ‘The Donald’”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: How One Man’s Indifference (Trump’s) Has Shaped America’s Response to the Global Pandemic

Hello, there, Dear Reader. As I start this post, it’s 1:32 PM Eastern on Friday, November 13, 2020. Outside, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 70% and the wind blowing at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 87˚F (31˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies –Continue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: How One Man’s Indifference (Trump’s) Has Shaped America’s Response to the Global Pandemic”

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”