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 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: 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: Rugged Individualism or Self-Centeredness? or: Why America Can’t Flatten the Curve

So what’s next? Ban wearing the color of blue? Or black or red? No more stripes? Plaid only Tuesdays? Why do we have politicians that do not understand what the constitution is. Some sheep are all for this. Give me a ticket and I am suing for violations of my constitutional rights. – Jennifer W., conservativeContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Rugged Individualism or Self-Centeredness? or: Why America Can’t Flatten the Curve”