Tag: coronavirus

Ready to Rip Van Winkle

I recently watched 28 Days Later. At the beginning of the movie the main character wakes from a coma to discover he missed the zombie apocalypse. After that, on Twitter, I saw a conversation where someone mentioned they would like to be like Rip Van Winkle and sleep until all of this is over. I…

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A Defense of Distraction

We are just a few days removed from the anniversary of 9/11. Someone mentioned on Facebook how all the TV networks covered the aftermath 24/7 and cable networks went dark, I remember the days of television being 24/7 coverage of the recovery efforts and stories of the day. I remember for a time it was…

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College and Corona

There is a lot in the news about colleges and corona. Campuses that have had large outbreaks and have sent students home. Colleges that have suspended in person learning. Colleges that are doing OK so far(not that they make the news). Debate about sending students home once there is an outbreak. I agree with Dr…

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Some Normal

If you are like me, you are very tired of living in unprecedented times and would like a little bit of normal in your life. It was an odd Labor Day weekend with a late Kentucky Derby. My daughter is back at school. but still taking online classes. My job is still very different than…

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An Odd Derby Day

The Kentucky Derby is a big event at our house. Well, at least for two of us. I don’t think my son cares and my wife refuses to watch horse racing because she’s afraid something bad will happen to a horse. My daughter and I always watch. Even when we are in different places we…

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My Lasts Before the Pandemic

I saw someone ask on Twitter what was the last movie people saw in the theater before the pandemic. This post was inspired by that. Some of these lasts were way before the pandemic because I don’t do much. Last movie in theater – Rise of Skywalker while we were in Kentucky for Christmas. Last…

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Optimism

I am not an optimistic person. I always assume the worst. I feel like that is the better bet. It’s easier to assume the worst and be surprised when it doesn’t happen than to be sad when you expect good things and they don’t happen. It’s probably not a healthy way to live, but that’s…

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A Messaging Issue

In an email, the head of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources told employees to wear face masks on teleconferences even when they’re not around others to set a good example during the COVID pandemic — Read on www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article244861827.html I’ve considered writing about issues with messaging during the pandemic, but kept putting it off. The…

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Yet Another School Update

I claimed I was going to back off from writing about my life so much, but this is another update to the posts School Limbo and School Update. In the last school posts, my daughter’s on-campus housing was canceled and we scrambled to find her a place to live near campus. Campus is within commuting distance, but…

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