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
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?
The waiting’s the worst, in a way. I’m used to the solitude, for that is the way of writers. No solitude, no writing. But, again, this is different. Words from others who’ve survived plagues seem to offer some solace now, a morbid preoccupation. And I’m not the only one with this symptom of the times. … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 7
Everything is moving so fast with the spread of COVID-19. Its true impact hits me when I read the stories coming out of Italy. A society where family and community are so strong, yet now they cannot physically be together, not even to bury their dead. A very human practice now off limits in a … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirua (COVID-19) – Day 5
Ironically, Venice canceled Carnival this year due to the threat of a possible new worldwide plague caused by a new coronavirus, COVID-19. This virus is of the same family which causes the common cold, but it is NOT the common cold virus, as some might have it. One of the more popular masks worn by … More Plague!!! Lessons from History