Like many millions of people these last few months, I am guilty of wearing semi-blinders as I went into the shutdown. I tried to schedule and conduct my life as … Continue reading The Semblance of Normality
I don’t understand people. I was talking to a coworker today before I entered the building where I work, and we discussed “everything”: the forecast, our job security, God, family, … Continue reading Dangerous Thinking In The Pandemic Era
The economy has taken a beating with this shutdown, with tens of millions of jobs lost in the US alone and hundreds of billions dollars (at least). Many governments and … Continue reading Can I Live With Dying For The Greater Good?
Here are some more things I have learned during this pandemic. Get to the store early/ period. more stock. fewer people. less chance of infection or missing out on toilet … Continue reading Shutdown 2020: What Have I Learned? (Part 2)
What have I learned, staying home by myself and not interacting with anyone in person, keeping six feet between me and anyone else when in public or at work, stocking … Continue reading Shutdown 2020: What Have I Learned? (Part 1)
I was scanning headlines and lead paragraphs today and I came across this sentence: Social distancing is the norm. Is it the norm? Does it feel normal to you? It … Continue reading Is This The Norm?
I’ve had this thought for a while and I have tried not to say it to anyone, family, friend, coworker, or stranger, for any reason. But, as we all process … Continue reading This Is How Easy It Is
Solitude has many great uses, especially if you like being alone. It re-energizes. It gives you a break from other people and their rules, expectations, problems, and personalities. It gives … Continue reading COVID-19 Is Stealing My Peace
My medical interactions were done differently, before the pandemic. Back then (last year), I’d show up at the hospital at least thirty minutes before my appointment and pay my copay … Continue reading Medicine At A Distance: My Health Update
I am beginning to think that all I do is complain, but… I am twiddling my thumbs over my keyboard, searching for credible ideas, trying to think of something to … Continue reading Twiddling My Thumbs
I am sitting at my desk after work, fingers lingering idly somewhere near the keyboard, thinking that now is a good time to be writing fiction about killer flus and … Continue reading Is This How The World Ends?
I am essential worker. I am a warehouse assistant at a four-year university – on paper, anyway. In reality, I have done everything from housekeeping to floors to assistant housekeeping … Continue reading I Am An Essential Worker And, Well…