In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 23 & 24

Solitude: a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches, yet sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth. ~ Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam The virus still lurks, despite the fact that statistics suggest fewer new cases are showing up. So I am still crossing off the days … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 23 & 24

In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 21 & 22

Is there really a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? That’s not the question in my mind these days. What is on my mind is just what’s going to happen when I can finally get out and about again without cringing every time I get near another living, breathing human being. There … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 21 & 22

In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 17 & 18

Dedicated to the people struck down by COVID-19. On Day 17 of self-isolation, for some reason I wake up thinking of William Golding’s novel The Lord of the Flies. It brilliantly explores the human struggle, which civilization covers up and denies. Morality, law, and culture versus anarchy, bloodlust, power, amorality, selfishness, violence. An eerie sense … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 17 & 18

In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 16

Hello again. It’s Day 16 officially, but I’ve actually been self-isolating for about three weeks now. I don’t need to remind you, I know, that things are not getting better outside my door. I wish I could. But I don’t have a Pollyanna personality. At least not right now. This past week did bring a … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 16

Struggling with the New Normal. Honest. In a State of Siege, Not at All Easy

I wish I could write about every day as if it were a new and exciting adventure now. But I’ll be honest. It’s a bit of a struggle. I’ll admit it. Today I felt flattened. And I told myself it’s OK to feel that way. And I sort of believed it. I watched too much … More Struggling with the New Normal. Honest. In a State of Siege, Not at All Easy

“How Can I Help?” A Face-masks Solution?

Feeling helpless while at home under lockdown? If you have a sewing machine, you can help by sewing face-masks. “Dr. Bruce Spiess, a Dr. of Anesthesiology at University of Florida Health came up with the idea and explained. “They come back from the sterilizer wrapped in an impervious material which then the scrub nurses or … More “How Can I Help?” A Face-masks Solution?