One woman’s views on life & death, and everything in between.

Masks and Optics

Yesterday’s news was filled with images of Vice President Pence visiting the Mayo Clinic – and its COVID-19 patients, sans face mask.I don’t get it.  He was quoted as saying, “As vice president of the United States, I’m tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and everyone who is around me is tested for the …

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This day has 22 hours* (or, our journey from start to having a COVID-19 test)

Shortly before 2:00 p.m. yesterday, one of our great employees at our little country-convenience store let us know that she’d tested positive for COVID-19.  She only works for us a day and a half per week, as she has another full-time position, but she’s extremely valued.  She reports that she’s feeling okay, although has a …

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Bad timing

We live in a not-large home, a weird, 16-sided (hexadecagon, for purists) designed by my father and based on a low-income house plan (he’d read that round houses are good in hurricanes).  My parents essentially built it themselves back in the mid-1970s (complete with the then-popular harvest gold).  Half of the house (well, technically, 7/16) …

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Memes ≠ Facts (necessarily)

I’m weary of the memeification of false facts.  Memes seem to have taken over Facebook, and to a lesser extent, Twitter.  Over the past week, I’ve responded to memes purporting to state “facts” which aren’t true.  The first related to Trump’s alleged economic achievements related to the black community; the second related to alleged compensation/spending …

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