I am retired and no longer have to work So why am I so sad? I am in good health as is my husband So why am I so sad? We have enough money to not worry about the future So why am I so sad? Is the pandemic taking the joy out of living? … Continue reading My Heavy Heart
During Christmas time 2020, we had planned to go to Italy as a family. Of course, this plan was cancelled along with everyone else's plans once the pandemic struck us hard starting in March of that year. We decided to try again to see this culture-rich country in 2021. The original plan was that our … Continue reading Italy at Christmas Despite the Pandemic
They want to control a woman's womb like in the Handmaid’s Tale They want to encourage vigilantes to report on women who violate the abortion deadline of 6 weeks This kind of Republic of Gilead control is acceptable to them But mandating masks to protect people from a life-threatening illness, a worldwide pandemic.... This kind … Continue reading The Hypocrisy of Texas Politicians
When will I see my children again? I miss them so. Not yet, says the pandemic. When will I travel home again? I want to see my siblings and reconnect with family. Not yet, says the pandemic. When can I go into public places without wearing a mask? It's uncomfortable and hard to breathe freely. Not … Continue reading Not Yet
2020, the first year of the Great Disruption. It had been 100 years since our last pandemic. We were due for another one and Covid-19 obliged us. Most everyone suffered. Millions died. The world was turned upside down. All the things that brought us joy were no longer allowed: No hugs or kisses. No parties. … Continue reading The Great Disruption or the Great Awakening?
Why has the US Centers for Disease Control said it's okay for vaccinated American people to go without masks in most situations now? Just over one in three Americans is fully vaccinated and yet premature victory has already been declared. There is no defined system of knowing who has been fully vaccinated and who is … Continue reading So it’s okay to go maskless now?
“More than three million people have died from Covid-19 since the first cases surfaced more than 14 months ago and upended life for people across the globe.” —NY Times The silent killer continues its work. First it stalked the old and infirm and people with underlying conditions. Now it has come on strong to snatch … Continue reading For the Three Million and for Those Who Remain
When will it end? Dear source of all, Help us cope. We have fallen into a deep and dark hole. Over one year since the pandemic began, it continues to grind on, crushing souls along the way. We are masked up at a virtual costume ball, where dancing isn't allowed, smiles can't be seen and … Continue reading Dark Hole of the Pandemic
The Nazi planes bombing London during WWII New Covid-19 cases in the Valencian Community are the highest in Spain, according to the local newspaper. They are higher even than in Madrid! Alicante province, where we live, is one of three provinces in the larger Valencian Community. The other two are Castellón and Valencia. I am … Continue reading It Feels Like Wartime
--Dedicated to children all around the world It was an awful, horrible, terrible time when we couldn't say, "Let's play!" When we had to stay home, all alone, with no one to talk to. How can a tiny bug keep us all away from fun, away from sun, day after day? Mommy is crabby all … Continue reading The awful, horrible, terrible time